VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A Valparaiso University student faces charges for allegedly calling police and falsely claiming he was armed and had taken hostages in a campus library.
Valparaiso police say 20-year-old Michael Clemens of Chesterton was arrested Tuesday night on the campus about 15 miles southeast of Gary.READ MORE: Suburban Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their Property
Police say Clemens acknowledged calling police about 7 p.m. Tuesday and saying he had a gun and had taken hostages at a campus library.
Police evacuated the library and students were ordered to “shelter in place” during an hours-long campus alert.READ MORE: Governor Pritzker Announces $300 Million In Grants For Daycare Centers
Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Grennes says Clemens faces preliminary felony charges of intimidation and false reporting causing an evacuation. He was released from jail after posting bond.
A county prosecutor’s office spokesman says the office doesn’t know if Clemens has an attorney.MORE NEWS: MISSING: Kaylee Sutton, 15, Of Lincoln Park
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