Gunman Reported At American University, School Placed On Lockdown
American University in Washington D.C. has been placed on lockdown after a man with a gun was reported on campus Wednesday afternoon, according to local news. D.C. police received reports of the gunman at around 7:42 pm, and are investigating near Gary Hall on Nebraska Avenue.
University officials announced the lockdown via tweet at around 7:55 local time and urged those on campus to take immediate shelter. Shortly after tweeting that warning, university police tweeted a picture of two individuals on a train, both looking to be in their mid-20s or so, and requested that anybody who recognizes them contact the university. It’s unclear on whether they have any relation to the reported gunman.
The university’s emergency alert web page posted the following message at 8:55 pm:
In regards to claims that there is an active shooter on campus, American University's Department of Public Safety wants people to know that a citizen reported to campus police that they saw a man with a gun.
It’s still unclear whether the gunman is still on campus, but eyewitnesses reported “dozens” of D.C. cops on campus. Police have asked the public to stay away from the university’s Northwest campus.