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UMass Amherst Campus Lockdown Over: No Details Yet On 'Hostile Armed Man' Report

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Thu, 18 Feb 2016 23:30:55 Z)

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus is on lockdown Thursday evening because of a "hostile armed person" reported at the school. The lockdown began after a student reported seeing a man with a gun on campus, but no shots were fired, according to WWLP-TV. Campus police alerted students to "shelter in place" through Twitter. Scoll down to see our developing coverage


: An hour after the lockdown began, school officials told students it was over and to return to normal activities. No other details were immediately shared.

: UMass Amherst students are still on lockdown.




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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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