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Potential active shooter reported on University of Michigan campus turns out to be popping balloons

Residents are urged to avoid the area


ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office has reported the active shooting situation was a false alarm caused by residents popping balloons.

Authorities said the commotion was caused by teenagers who were popping balloons at Mason Hall on State Street.

UPDATE: False alarm: University of Michigan gives the all-clear after reported active shooter on campus

The University of Michigan sent out a Run-Hide-Fight alert Saturday during the chaos.

There were reports that the Bell Tower Hotel was also on lockdown.

A representative with the University of Michigan said there's no apparent active threat to the community and the investigation is ongoing.