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Bournemouth University campus 'on lockdown' after incident

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    There was an incident at Bournemouth University this afternoon, with claims a campus is on 'lockdown'
  • Police received an initial report which suggested a man could have been seeing wearing something that resembled a suicide vest in the area of the Boundary roundabout near to Bournemouth University
  • As a precaution, the university was placed on lockdown as searches of the area were carried out
  • Officers attended the scene and undertook an investigation, including a review of CCTV footage
  • It was established that it was believed to be someone running in a fitness vest.
  • Students have now been allowed to leave the Talbot Campus
  • Armed police were among the emergency services seen at the campus this afternoon
  • The NPAS helicopter was also reported
  • There were unconfirmed reports a man 'covered in blood' tried to get into the student union building

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