Thursday, August 4, 2011

Virginia Tech lockdown after report of gunman

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) - Virginia Tech was blocked Thursday morning after three children reported seeing a man in the school believes that holding a gun.

A campus alert said a man, "taking what could have been a firearm" in the east of the new residence, however, the police and the Associated Press reported that the man was seen Outside the center Dietrick Dining Hall on the campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The bulletin indicates that the gun was covered by clothing.

"The officers immediately responded to the area but found no one matching the description," the report card. Twitter feeds of people at school said they had been asked to stay home.

The university, officially known as Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, blocked by the students on campus and ordered to stay indoors after three teenagers involved in a camp reported seeing an armed man as possible, said Mike Campbell, spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, snuff, Firearms and Explosives in Washington, DC field division.

The newsletter revived memories of the massacre in April 2007 on the campus where Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year student at Virginia Tech, shot to death his fellow classmates and teachers before committing suicide 32.

Mr. Campbell said officers had been placed on alert to help, but had not yet been sent because the local authorities had not found someone matching the description.

Rybiski Dennett, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Richmond said the FBI was to help and spoke to local authorities. He said that if officers are not on campus, however, "they are coming."

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