Evanston police say they received a call that a man with a gun was seen on the Northwestern University campus late this afternoon.

A large contingent of Evanston and Northwestern University police responded to the scene to investigate.

Police now say there was actually no threat — that apparently someone mistook students in one of several summer drama camps acting out a scene using props as an actual emergency.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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