Boise police stated they were looking for a "53-year-old white male with gray hair, blue eyes, a beard, approximately 5-foot 10-inches tall and weighing 240 pounds, wearing a dark blue do-rag and blue jeans."
Police asked residents in the area to take extra precaution and notify 911 if they spot a man meeting that description.
"At this time, the campus does not appear to be in any danger related to this incident," Boise State officials stated.
UPDATE: Boise Police notified residents in the neighborhood later in the day July 12th that the situation had been diffused and that the alert was over.
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