American University campus lockdown lifted, suspect in custody

Posted at 9:15 PM, Dec 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-11 21:31:00-05

9:25 P.M. UPDATE:  ALL CLEAR. Campus is all clear, the lockdown is lifted. Campus may resume normal operations. Suspect in custody.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVR) — American University is on lockdown after a report of a man with a gun on campus.

The university posted about the lockdown and shelter in place shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday.

American University’s Department of Public Safety said that a citizen reported to campus police that they saw a man with a gun.

American University and D.C. police are investigating. A photo of two people was released, with instructions not to approach them if seen.

AU Public Safety Twitter:

AU Public Safety Twitter: “If you see either of these ppl, please DO NOT approach. Call 202-885-3636.”

No further information is available right now.


Dec 11, 2013, 8:46 PM

AU Alert: If you see these individuals, call AUPS at 202-885-3636. Do not approach. Pic at

Dec 11, 2013, 8:31 PM

AU Alert: Metropolitan Police and AU Public Safety continue to search for a man with a gun. Continue to shelter in place. Posted 8:30pm

Dec 11, 2013, 8:29 PM

AU and DC police are on scene investigating the report of a man with a gun on campus. Continue to shelter in place. Further information to follow. Posted 8:04pm

Dec 11, 2013, 8:28 PM

Man with gun seen on campus. Campus is in lockdown. Shelter in place. More to follow. Posted: 7:56pm