American University on lockdown, reports of armed intruder nearby

 American University on lockdown, reports of armed intruder nearby

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American University was on lockdown on Wednesday following reports of an armed intruder near its Washington campus, the school's police said in a series of posts on Twitter.

There were no immediate reports of shots fired or people injured.

University police said they and city police were searching the campus building by building.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police declined to comment, and a spokesman for the university did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Frances Kerry)

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Updated Date: Jul 19, 2018 01:08:19 IST