No Active Shooter at Howard

No arrests have been made and no evidence has been confirmed at Howard University this evening after reports of an active shooter on campus sent students, faculty and school supporters throughout the country into high alert.

Campus officials this evening clarified that no suspects have been formally charged, and no weapon was recovered after claims of an armed gunman on campus swept through social media, forcing a campus shelter-in-place order and the cancellation of classes.

From the Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/dc-police-investigate-report-of-shooting-at-howard-university/2017/10/17/0966f4d0-b356-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?utm_term=.36ff1a364ce5

The incident began to unfold shortly before noon at the university, which is off Georgia and Michigan avenues. Joy said the first call to campus police reported a shooting at the College of Medicine building near the 2400 block of Sixth Street NW. Campus officers reported that they did not hear any gunshots but began to search the floors.

At 12:02 p.m., another call — this one anonymous — reporting a shooting at Howard’s administrative building came in to the District’s 911 center, the Office of Unified Communication. Officials said it was the first of five separate 911 calls reporting a shooting.

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