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Towson police report possible gunman on campus

4 December 2013 By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief No Comments

Update: The University Police released a statement Wednesday night saying that the suspected weapon in the report was actually a water gun.

Towson University Police Department alerted students of a possible armed subject on campus Dec. 2, although they determined there was no immediate danger to students.

A description of a subject was called in to Towson Police around 9:07 p.m., and an alert was sent out to students, saying the subject was near Lot 26 by the Administration Building.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-6 white male and is approximately 20 years old.

He was described as wearing a black coat and a wool hat, and was carrying a green backpack. TUPD also said he may have been carrying a silver pistol.

After informing students that TUPD was searching the area for a suspect, students were encouraged to avoid the area around Lot 26.

However, at around 9:38 p.m., another alert was sent out to students saying that the area was determined to be clear and that normal activity could resume in the area.

The police were never able to confirm that the subject served a direct threat to students or anyone on campus.
Anyone who may have seen the suspect or was in the area at the time the subject was reported is asked to call Towson University Police at 410-704-4444.


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