UPDATE - The investigation has now concluded and officials have determined that the person who was thought to have been seen carrying a gun was actually an employee who was carrying a broken piece of equipment.
"We are happy to report that there was no one carrying a handgun on our campus," officials said in an alert.
Newport News, Virginia - Christopher Newport University has received two reports of a person walking across campus holding a gun, according to a CNU Alert released by the university.
The campus has been put on lockdown. Classes that are scheduled for 8 a.m. have been cancelled, according to the school alert system, but will resume at 9 a.m., pending an "all clear" message from officials.
The person is described as a black male, 5'8", wearing a tan jacket and a knit cap.
CNU police and Newport News police have not located this person.
All CNU students, faculty and staff should remain inside until further notice.
We have received two reports of an unknown individual holding a handgun while walking across campus. The individual is described as a black male, 5 foot 8 inches wearing a tan jacket and a knit cap. Campus Police and Newport News Police have not been able to locate this person. All CNU students, faculty and staff should remain in their building until further notice.