UPDATE – CUA shelter in place lifted


Tower Staff

At around 8:08 p.m., the Catholic University Department of Public Safety order a Shelter in Place in the wake of armed intruder traversing through the school’s main campus.

At 9:55 p.m., DPS sent out this email stating, “President Garvey has convened his Emergency Council and they are in constant contact with the Metropolitan Police Department in regard to tonight’s campus safety event. Other facts that we know right now: A person of interest identified tonight is not the same person from last night. Reports of bomb threats in the Library and O’Connell Hall are unfounded and there have been no evacuations. The Shelter in Place is no longer in place. We will provide another update later this evening.”

The official email says that the Library was not evacuated, but students claim otherwise. At 6:35 p.m., the D.C. MPD tweeted, “MPD has responded to Catholic University for a suspicious person. That person was located. We are now in the processing of clearing up the scene.”

Current CUA student and ANC Commissioner  Isaiah Burroughs posted this statement in a Facebook group for CUA students, “I don’t have the words to express how proud I am to be a student at The Catholic University of America right now and how much it means to be the ANC commissioner representing our pontifical university. Over the next few weeks, I will be working between our excellent Department of Public Safety and DC’s Metropolitan Police Department & the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, in order to determine what exactly happened and how we can prevent this from happening in the future.”

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