Boston University ordered a shelter in place at two university buildings — one at 610 Beacon Street and one at 481 Commonwealth Avenue — after police chased a man into the Kenmore Square tunnel. Some reports indicate that the man had a gun.
According to the Boston Police Department, two Boston University buildings near Kenmore Square — one of which was Myles Standish Hall — were put on lockdown on Tuesday afternoon after police chased a man into the MBTA tunnels.
Police described the suspect as a white male with a beard, curly hair, long sleeve shirt with black sleeves with some red and black, blue jeans.
BUPD is ordering a shelter in place for 610 Beacon St and 481 Commonwealth Ave. The man from the previous incide… Read More at https://t.co/uZs8W5XOdr
— BU Police Department (@BUPolice) October 16, 2018
The school alerted students with a BU Emergency Alert that was posted on the school’s website by the BU police department. According to the alert, the man from the previous incident is running in the train tunnels through Kenmore Square.”
As a result, the MBTA Green Line was delayed in both directions.
#BREAKING: Police searching @BU_Tweets @BNBuzz after reports man with a possible gun ran in. Shelter-in-place order for two buildings nearby. Lot of police activity in Kenmkre Square. @NBC10Boston pic.twitter.com/14RxM4uyTe
— Eli Rosenberg NBC10 Boston (@EliNBCBoston) October 16, 2018
The reports of a shelter in place at Boston University is just the latest in a string of evacuations, lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States. Over the course of the past few years, shootings and lockdowns such as these have been a scourge upon the country and people have struggled with coming up with a solution. Lockdowns have become all too common as a means of protection when students and faculty are in danger and today is no different.
This incident follows similar incidents at Dodd Middle School in Connecticut, Windham Public Schools also in Connecticut, Pacoima Middle School in Los Angeles, Millennium Middle School in Florida, and US Grant High School in Oklahoma, which are just some of the places where events such as this have occurred.
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