A university was placed on lockdown after a man in a running vest was mistakenly thought to be wearing a suicide vest.
Police officers were called to Bournemouth University on Friday afternoon after the man was seen near Boundary roundabout, and students were locked in Talbot campus buildings.
— Dorset Police (@dorsetpolice) January 10, 2020
However, following searches and a review of CCTV footage, the reported suspect vest was identified as fitness equipment.
Dorset Police said in a statement: “The lockdown has now been lifted and we do not believe there is any further cause for concern or threat to the public.”