All clear after reported person with gun at University of Central Florida library

ORLANDO, Fla. (WSVN) — Campus police are now reporting that a University of Central Florida library is safe to enter after reports of a possible gunwoman inside were determined to be false.

According to a Tweet sent out by the UCF Police Department, Tuesday, a post on social media referenced a person inside the John C. Hitt Library was in possession of a gun. Once UCF Police were notified, they placed the library on lockdown and sent out an alert on Twitter, around 3:58 p.m.

The UCF Police Department placed the library on lockdown at around 4:15 p.m. and sent out a tweet warning students and faculty to avoid the area until further notice.

Around 15 minutes later, the police department alerted its Twitter followers about the initial social media report. Moments later, the police department released a brief video on Twitter with a message from UCFPD Chief Richard Beary. In the video, he stated, "Currently, we responded to some unconfirmed social media reports, and we have officers in the building clearing it right now. We hope to have the building open in the near future."

The lockdown remained fully evacuated until around 4:55 p.m., when police released a statement on Twitter that read, "Library cleared, no threat found. Call 911 to report suspicious activity. Campus operations normal."