University of Miami Gives "All Clear" After Alerting Students to Shooting Near Coral Gables Campus

Normal campus operations have resumed, the university said

Monday, Dec 17, 2012  |  Updated 11:48 PM EDT
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The University of Miami gave the "all clear" signal for its Coral Gables campus after an emergency incident was resolved Monday evening, it said.

Normal campus operations have resumed, the university said.

It had alerted students a short time beforehand that there was a shooting near campus at the Holiday Inn on 1350 S. Dixie Hwy. The suspect was last seen near the hotel's pool area, it said then.

Coral Gables Police said that a man fired a gun inside the hotel just before 6:30 p.m. but no one was hurt, The Miami Herald reported.

“Never was anyone on the loose,” police spokesman Officer Dean Wellinghoff told the newspaper.

Charges were pending against the man, who was at the police station Monday night, Wellinghoff said.

The university said in its initial emergency message that appropriate people were responding, and alerted students to seek shelter if they were on campus. If they were off campus they should avoid the area, the alert said.

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