UOPD arrests man who claimed he had a gun at Knight Library

University of Oregon police officials have arrested a man who had claimed he had a gun at Knight Library on Tuesday morning.

The man, who hasn’t been identified by police, was acting erratically at the library, Eugene police and UOPD officials said. When the man claimed he had a gun, several library patrons called UOPD. That’s when the man fled the library, only to be caught and arrested on 13th Avenue in front of the Red Rooster barber shop.

Officials at the scene said that the incident was unrelated to the false sighting of a man with a rifle at Autzen Stadium earlier in the day.

This story is developing. More to come.

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Eder Campuzano

Eder is the Emerald's director of audience engagement. His work has appeared in The Oregonian, The Statesman Journal and the News-Register in McMinnville. He was also a founding member of the University of Oregon's competitive Pokémon league.