American University ends campus lockdown after report of ‘armed intruder’

American University ends campus lockdown after report of ‘armed intruder’

An "armed intruder" has been spotted near the American University in Washington DC, putting the campus on lockdown.

American University locked down its campus Wednesday amid reports of an "armed intruder", according to posts on social media. The campus is on lockdown as police respond to the incident and search campus buildings.

"Reports of armed intruder near campus", the university's police department wrote on Twitter.

No shots were fired, an American University spokeswoman said, and the school instructed students, faculty and staff on campus to shelter in place.

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Police have zeroed in near the Nebraska and New Mexico region but they have not found anything till now. The alert initially pertained to AU's entire campus, although the investigation focused on the main campus, East Campus, and an administrative building on 3201 New Mexico Ave. Shuttle ops are suspended.

Roy, who was not on campus during the lockdown, said that she and other students she knows have been on a list to receive alerts in the past but have not received them recently. Continue to shelter in place.

Metropolitan Police, AU Police and the Secret Service searched buildings, NBC Washington reports.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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