University of Houston Placed On Lockdown After Armed Suspect Spotted On Campus

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The University of Houston is asking people avoid the Athletics/Alumni center, baseball field and stadium complex after a person with a weapon reported on campus.

According to the university’s Twitter account, an unidentified person with a weapon has been reported on the school’s campus. The description of the individual is a black male wearing a grey shirt with black sleeves and black pants.

The University of Houston is asking students and staff to avoid the west side of campus areas.

UPDATE (5:30 PM): The suspect is no longer in the vicinity of the university and police have lifted the shelter in place.

The individual is wearing a grey shirt with black sleeves and black pants. Avoid the west side of campus areas. https://t.co/V44PQ7UoBe

— University of Houston (@UHouston) February 13, 2018

Avoid the Athletics/Alumni center, baseball field and stadium complex. https://t.co/9UsZD7HkO8

— University of Houston (@UHouston) February 13, 2018

The University of Houston is a state research university and the flagship institution of the University of Houston System.Founded in 1927, UH is the third-largest university in Texas with nearly 43,000 students. Its campus spans 667 acres in southeast Houston, and was known as University of Houston–University Park from 1983 to 1991. The Carnegie Foundation classifies UH as a doctoral degree-granting institution with “highest research activity.”

The U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Houston #194 in its National University Rankings and #103 among top public universities.

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