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Reports: 'Suspect' at AU Possibly Off-Duty Policeman

AU Public Safety: Campus was on lockdown.

A tweet sent from AU Public Safety Wednesday night asked if anyone has information about two people pictured (photo here).
A tweet sent from AU Public Safety Wednesday night asked if anyone has information about two people pictured (photo here).

Reports by WJLA Wednesday night say that a man taken into custody Wednesday night — after an armed man was spotted on the campus of American University — was possibly an off-duty policeman. 

"Campus is all clear, the lockdown is lifted," AU Public Safety tweeted. "Campus may resume normal operations. Suspect is in custody." 

The "suspect" was possibly an off-duty policeman and WJLA reports that the gun was just a holster.

AU was in lockdown for about an hour Wednesday night beginning at 8:30 p.m., while authorities searched for the man. 

At 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, AU Public Safety said on Twitter: "Metropolitan Police and AU Public Safety continue to search for man with gun. Continue to shelter in place."

A tweet sent from AU Public Safety asked if anyone had information about two people pictured (photo here). AU noted that if you see these individuals, to call AUPS at 202-885-3636. The tweet said: Do not approach.

No word if the man in the photo is the off-duty policeman mentioned by WJLA.

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