Anonymous caller reports seeing man with gun in dorm

Joe Lord

Campus police received an anonymous phone call Saturday from a student who reported seeing a man with a gun in Barnes-Campbell Hall.

Capt. Eugene Hoofer said police are investigating the report.

“We’re looking at the possibility of it being a prank call,” he said.

According to a campus police report, the caller told police around 11:30 p.m. that he or she had seen a masked man with a gun on the sixth floor of Barnes.

The caller described the man as about 6 feet 4 inches tall, 230 pounds and carrying a 9 mm handgun, the report said.