A West Virginia University student was cited for possession of an air gun within the Morgantown city limits early Saturday following a brief alert that persons in the North High Street area of town remain inside while police searched for a reported person with a gun.

University Police issued an emergency alert at 12:08 a.m. Saturday after the report of a person with a gun. The all-clear was given at 1:18 a.m. after a BB gun was turned into Morgantown Police by the owner, UPD said.

The owner of the gun was not the same person believed to have taken the gun outside, UPD said. Morgantown Police were still searching for that person, also believed to be a WVU student, early Saturday.


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