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Fake Weapons Cause Real Scare

Photo by KUT News
University of Texas authorities were on heightened alert for a time this evening, after a man was believed to be carrying two shotguns on campus. He wasn't.

University of Texas police--and the rest of the campus, for that matter--are breathing a little easier this evening.

UTPD issued a safety alert about 6:25 p.m., saying that a man had been seen between 5:30 & 6:00 near the Rec Sports Building on San Jacinto Blvd., carrying what were believed to be two shotguns.

Police caught up with the man a few moments later. The weapons he was carrying were replicas. Authorities have canceled the safety alert.