UMass Amherst Campus Lockdown Over: No Details Yet On 'Hostile Armed Man' Report
- by: Alan Duke
- (Thu, 18 Feb 2016 23:30:55 Z)
STORY UPDATED: check for updates below.
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.
ALERT: Shelter in place order HAS BEEN LIFTED. Please resume normal activities. Additional information will be provided by UMass email.— UMass Amherst (@UMassAmherst) February 19, 2016
: UMass Amherst students are still on lockdown.
ALERT: Please continue to shelter in place. UMPD is continuing to investigate. Additional details will be provided when available.— UMass Amherst (@UMassAmherst) February 18, 2016
ALERT: UMPD is interviewing witnesses & continuing to investigate following reports of armed man in Pierpont. Continue to shelter in place.-- UMass Amherst (@UMassAmherst) February 18, 2016
ALERT: Suspect is a white male wearing dark colored shirt and gold chain. Reports of 2nd involved party, white male wearing gray sweatshirt.-- UMass Amherst (@UMassAmherst) February 18, 2016
ALERT: Hostile armed person reported in Pierpont Hall. UMPD on scene and perimeter secured. Please shelter in place.-- UMass Amherst (@UMassAmherst) February 18, 2016