Heavy police presence at Emory University’s Oxford College after reports of a man on campus with a gun

Update: Emory University says the Oxford College campus has been declared safe by the Emory Police Department. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office told FOX3 that an armed individual entered the dorm during the initial call.

At this time, there is no further information on whether law enforcement officers encountered anyone with a weapon or how the storyline was resolved.

Original report:

A tweet posted to Twitter urged individuals to avoid Emory University’s Oxford College campus and stay where they were due to a “police emergency” without further details.

The first tweet was posted at 2:21 p.m., followed by another at 2:42 p.m.

FOX3 Now has been notified by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office that there have been reports of a man carrying a gun on campus.

As a result, the campus is currently on lockdown as law enforcement investigates the situation. A statement from the institution read: ‘There is a police emergency on the Oxford College campus at Murdy Hall.

The Oxford College campus is located near Covington.

Avoid the area. Updates to follow.

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