Report of armed man sparks lockdown at American University in Washington, DC

Elias Hubbard
July 19, 2018

The American University campus, located in northwestern Washington, D.C., ended a lockdown Wednesday after several reports of an "armed intruder" near the college.

The university, based in Washington D.C., sent an alert to those on campus urging them to lock doors if inside or to leave campus if outside, reports Newsweek. It also advised anyone outdoors to leave campus immediately.

Through a tweet, AU police said the investigation is focused on the main campus, East Campus and 3201 New Mexico Ave., a building near AU that contains restaurants like Chef Geoff's and Wagshal's.

University police said they were searching the campus building by building along with city police.

WUSA9 will have more as information becomes available.

American University officials have released a lockdown at 4401 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest, the address of WAMU radio studios. However other buildings remain on lockdown. All roads leading to the campus have been closed and barricades have been set up.

American University says e-mail alerts have been delayed due to a technical issue and has been resolved. But some students and staff still reported not receiving text alerts following the University's announcement.

This is a developing story.

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