Police have cordoned off the area around the campus
A large police operation is underway at Mid Sweden University in Ostersund after receiving reports of a man carrying the pistol-like object.
Police cordoned off the area around the campus, while officers – including six squads and three dog patrols – searched the buildings.
Witnesses reported seeing police cars scattered across the campus along with police officers wearing bulletproof vests patrolling the area in pairs.
Police have also blocked all entrances and exits, while many students have been taken home because they were so worried.
The incident has unfolded at a university in Ostersund
Police have arrested one man
According to one student, the man – who is is described as in his 20s, dressed in a hooded jumper and a bomber style jacket – was spotted in what is known as the G-house.
So far police have confirmed one man has been arrested.
All those in the area have been advised to stay inside.
A police spokesman said: "According to preliminary information, there is an observation of a man possibly handling a gun.
"The same preliminary data says that a man went into one of the buildings in the area."
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Börje Öhman, the press officer at the police regional command centre, added: "We have the right people in place. I do not know of any threats against this campus or the companies that are nearby."
More to follow…