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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - USC officials told students to seek shelter after reports of an armed person on campus Sunday morning.

Authorities say the person was seen near the Russell House area running towards Thomas Cooper Library holding a black pistol.

Officials sent out a Carolina Alert at approximately 1:30 a.m. that there was an armed subject near the Russell House.

About an hour later officials sent out another alert stating that they were unable to locate an individual matching the description.

This is the second incident involving an unknown person carrying a gun on USC's campus since school started.

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