Suspicious man possibly heading to George Washington University, says Secret Service
Updated: March 6, 2012 - 12:32 pm
Dozens of George Washington University spent part of their Monday night outside in the cold after the school’s library was evacuated due to reports of a suspicious person on campus.
The U.S. Secret Service warned the school that a suspicious man, possibly armed with a gun, was spotted walking toward the Foggy Bottom campus.
“GWPD was just alerted by the USSS of a report of a white male with a handgun, balding, possibly wearing eye glasses, wearing a gray fleece sweater, headed towards campus from the White House,” read a text alert sent to GW students around 9:30 p.m.
Police blanketed the Foggy Bottom campus with guns drawn. But after hours of searching for the suspect, the man was not located, leaving many students uneasy.
Around 11:30 p.m., the campus was shut down after a student reported seeing a suspicious man, matching the description, changing his clothes.
"We just had an announcement that we need to evacuate the library, get all our belongings and leave the library," said Albert Cramer, student.
Law enforcement units from US Park Police, MPD and USSS searched the library but no suspects were found. The library then re-opened.
No other information was immediately available.
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