USF gives all-clear after reported gunman

- The University of South Florida sent out an alert warning students and staff to be on the lookout for a possible gunman this afternoon, but has since lifted the alert.

The alert just after 2 p.m. described a "possible armed subject" near the northwest corner of the Tampa campus and urged everyone to avoid that area.

USF police told FOX 13 News that Florida Hospital received a report of a person carrying a rifle walk across Fletcher and onto the USF campus.  The subject was described as a black male in his early 30's, wearing a tan trench coat and green hat.

Police searched the area and did not find anything suspicious.  At 2:19, the "all-clear" message appeared on the school's website. "No confirmation of a possible armed subject," the site stated.

Stay with FOX 13 for any updates.

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