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American University lockdown lifted

12:16 AM, Dec 12, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- American University was locked down Wednesday evening for the report of a man with a gun on campus.

The university and D.C. police both tweeted around 9:20 p.m. that the lockdown was lifted and no students were hurt. American University tweeted one person was in custody.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said a person on the university bus saw a person with a holster and called it in.

There was no crime, and no display of a weapon, according to Metropolitan police. Police believe the person was an off-duty police officer.

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

American University and D.C. police were investigating near Gray Hall on Nebraska Ave.

AU police tweeted a photo of two people and urged anyone who's seen them to call police at 202-885-3636. It's unclear at this point if these people have any connection to this specific incident.

The university's alert system said "a citizen reported to campus police that they saw a man with a gun."

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