UTC-ALERT All clear on campus. UTC Police and Chattanooga Police have concluded their investigation and confirmed there is no threat to campus. Campus is fully operational, as are Chattanooga CARTA buses.
CHATTANOOGA POLICE: Reports of a gunman on 8th was actually a police officer going home after duty. Chattanooga Police chief David Roddy says the officer was taking equipment into his home. The officer was getting off his shift still dressed with his gear. Someone spotted him and that caused the alarm.
UTC-ALERT A secondary sweep of Fletcher Hall is being conducted. No suspicious person has been found and Fletcher Hall remains the only campus building involved in the search for a suspicious person.
UTC-ALERT The focus of the investigation of a suspicious person is now centered on Fletcher hall, which is evacuated until officers complete their search. Campus is not on lockdown.
UTC-ALERT UTC Police and Chattanooga Police have received a report of and are actively searching for a white man with blonde hair, reported to be wearing a tactical-style vest, carrying a rifle and walking on the east side of campus down E. 8th Street toward UTC. You’re urged to be aware of your surroundings and, if you see anything suspicious, call UTC Police at 423-425-4357.