WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A lockdown at American University was lifted after authorities took a man into custody amid fears that a gun-toting intruder was on campus.
American Universiy's web site carried an alert at 9:25 p.m. ET that said, "ALL CLEAR. Campus is all clear, the lockdown is lifted. Campus may resume normal operations. Suspect in custody."
The university tweeted the lockdown shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday.
That report came in to Washington police about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, but spokesman Officer Hugh Carew told the Associated Press that officers have not confirmed the report and no gunman had been found an hour later.
American University and D.C. police were investigating near Gray Hall on Nebraska Ave.