ST. CLOUD — The St. Cloud State University campus alert system erroneously sent a message warning people of an active shooter Monday night, university officials said.

An email alerting people of a suspicious person was sent to university students, faculty and staff at about 10:45 p.m., along with a text message warning people of an active shooter. Screenshots show the text advising recipients to "RUN. HIDE. FIGHT."

An updated alert telling folks to disregard the previous message was sent five minutes later. That message included information on the reported suspicious person and advised people to stay inside.

An email with updated information sent by 11:20 p.m. stated the suspicious person was in custody. No crime was committed and the suspect did not threaten the public, officials said.

On Tuesday, St. Cloud police tweeted that officers responded to a report of a suicidal man with a knife in the 300 block of 4th Avenue South just after 10:30 p.m., which prompted the alert at SCSU. Officers talked the man into dropping the knife and took him to the hospital for evaluation.

"There was a suspicious person on campus — there was no active shooter," stated a news release issued Tuesday morning by university officials. "The messaging error has been resolved for future emergency situations."