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UPDATE: Arrest made in false report that prompted lockdown at UVa.-Wise

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UPDATE: WISE (WVVA) - Police have arrested the student who they say admitted to making a false report of a gunman on the campus of UVa.-Wise, prompting a lockdown Wednesday night.

Bryant Alexander Hairston, a sophomore at the school, has been charged with falsely summoning law enforcement officials, according to a report by NBC affiliate WSLS.

Hairston is from Martinsville.

A bond hearing was scheduled for later Thursday.


WISE Va. (WVVA) - A lockdown at UVA-Wise was lifted late Wednesday night after a report of a gunman on campus turned out to be a hoax. 

According to a press release from the Virginia State Police, a UVA-Wise student called 911 shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday to report he had seen a man on campus armed with a gun.
The school issued a message around 9:30 p.m  telling students to stay put and lock doors.
UVA-Wise Police, Town of Wise Police, Wise County Sheriff's Office, Town of Pound Police, and Virginia State Police responded to the campus and began a building-by-building search.
As the searches were being conducted, special agents with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Wytheville Field Office were interviewing the student who made the report. During the course of the interview, the student confessed that it was a hoax, according to the press release. 
The lockdown was lifted just before 11 p.m.
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