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American University was on lockdown for hours after armed intruder reported

Posted at 2:55 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 17:46:35-04

WASHINGTON – Officials put American University on lockdown after an armed intruder was reported near campus.

The university posted on Twitter account that they had reports of armed intruder near campus.

“Lock doors & stay away from windows-If outside, leave campus immediately-Police responding,” the tweet read.

According to AU officials, the investigation is focused on the main campus, east campus and 3200 block of New Mexico Avenue.

Police are searching the area near Nebraska and New Mexico, but they have not found anything at this time.

The first tweet was send out before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Officials provided updates on Twitter which said the lockdown continues and that investigations and building searches are ongoing.

Around 5 p.m., university officials gave the all clear.