American University in Washington D.C. is currently on lockdown after a report of an armed man being seen near campus.
The first alert was sent out at 1:26 p.m. by American University Police saying that there was a report of an armed man near campus and that people need to seek shelter.
The University went into lockdown after the alert. Students and faculty are to stay in the building they currently reside, lock the doors, and stay away from the windows. If people were outside on the campus grounds when they received the alert, they were told to get off campus as quickly as possible and go to a safe location.
American University Police, Maryland Police, and Secret Service are on the scene conducting a building by building search of the campus.
Editor’s note: This story is still developing, and will be updated as more information is released.
AU Alert: Reports of armed intruder near campus. Lock doors & stay away from windows-If outside, leave campus immediately-Police responding. More info to follow
— American University Police (@AmericanUPolice) July 18, 2018
American University locks down campus amid report of armed intruder.
The university issued a tweet saying a building-by-building search was being conducted by campus and District police. https://t.co/UN6EdZe7KF
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 18, 2018
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