Howard University Active Shooter: Full Story & Must-See Details

Howard University Active Shooter: Full Story & Must-See Details

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Police are currently investigating an active shooting situation reported at Howard University in Washington DC. Early Tuesday afternoon, police received an anonymous tip of an active shooter at Howard University.

Update: No threat was found at Howard University after two reports of an active shooter on campus. Police are now saying that reports of an active shooter are unfounded.

“We’re on the scene @HowardU for the report of an active shooter,” the DC Police Department posted on Twitter. “So far nothing confirmed. Take precautions if in the area.”

The report was issued from the 2400 block of 6th Street, NW. Street are closed from on 6th Street from Fairmont Street, NW to College Street, NW, as well as on Howard Place from Georgia Avenue to 4th Street, NW.

Traffic Advisory/Police Activity/Street Closures on 6th St from Fairmont St NW to College St NW; Howard Pl from Georgia Ave to 4th St NW

— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) October 17, 2017

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick tweeted “Police are currently conducting a sweep of campus. All students & staff should stay in place & shelter in place until further notification.”

Police are currently conducting a sweep of campus. All students & staff should stay in place & shelter in place until further notification

— Howard University (@HowardU) October 17, 2017

Howard University tweeted “This afternoon, we were anonymously notified of a potential shooter on campus. We took the call seriously and police are investigating.”

This afternoon, we were anonymously notified of a potential shooter on campus. We took the call seriously and police are investigating.

— Howard University (@HowardU) October 17, 2017

Another tweet from the university said, “Because the safety of our students and staff are our number one priority, the Admin Bldg has been evacuated.”

Because the safety of our students and staff are our number one priority, the Admin Bldg has been evacuated.

— Howard University (@HowardU) October 17, 2017

The Hilltop, Howard University’s student newspaper, tweeted about an “alleged threat on @HowardU campus. Police evacuated A-Building. 4th Street has been closed down.”

#BREAKING: Alleged threat on @HowardU campus. Police have evacuated A-Building. 4th Street has been closed down.

— The Hilltop (@TheHilltopHU) October 17, 2017

Metropolitan Police tweeted, “We’re on the scene @HowardU for the report of an active shooter, but nothing has been confirmed so far. Take precautions if in the area.”

We're on the scene @HowardU for the report of an active shooter. So far nothing confirmed. Take precautions if in the area.

— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) October 17, 2017

Howard University is a private, historically black college founded on March 2, 1867.

Please check back as this breaking story develops…



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