GWU Library Evacuated After Report Of Gunman | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

GWU Library Evacuated After Report Of Gunman

Play associated audio
Students reported seeing a man changing at the George Washington University Gelman Library that matched the description of a gunman March 5.
Mithun Chandrasekhar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35379819@N07/3288398853/)
Students reported seeing a man changing at the George Washington University Gelman Library that matched the description of a gunman March 5.

There were some tense moments on the George Washington University campus last night, after reports that a gunman was inside the school's library building sent students scrambling around 11 p.m. 

A University spokesperson tells the Associated Press the U.S. Secret Service had originally reported the sighting of a man with a gun heading toward the university's Foggy Bottom campus from the vicinity of the White House. Emergency texts and email messages were sent to students shortly before 10 p.m., but the campus was not locked down.

About an hour later, the students in Gelman Library reported to police that someone changing clothes matched the gunman's description. After a 30-minute search, the library was given the all-clear.

No gunman was found by campus police or secret service agents. George Washington University has high security because its campus is totally urban, with classrooms, offices, meeting facilities and dorms located on District streets. The library is a few blocks away from the White House, the old executive office building, and the World Bank.

NPR

Raising A Birthday Glass To Comics King Jack Kirby

This Thursday is comics legend Jack Kirby's birthday; the creator of Captain America would have been 97. Comics stores and creators all over the country are hosting celebrations in his honor.
NPR

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.
NPR

Colo. Democrats Bet On Immigration To Boost Udall's Re-Election Bid

Sen. Mark Udall's campaign has been hitting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner hard on the issue, and the state's Latino community is once again thought to be the constituency that could decide the race.
NPR

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.