Virginia Tech: Gunman Lockdown Updates Photos & Videos
Virginia Tech officials have lifted a campus-wide alert that was issued after three children attending a summer camp reported a man holding what looked like a gun near a dining hall.
Earlier: Virginia Tech, the site of a 2007 massacre in which 33 people were killed, locked down its campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, as police searched for a gunman.
- People were advised to stay indoors until further notice
- A few thousand students may be on campus
- The school canceled classes for the rest of the day.
- Authorities are looking for a white male about 6 feet tall with light brown hair
- In 2007, student Seung Hui Cho went on a two-hour rampage, killing 32 people before taking his own life.
- The lockdown alert was issued after three juveniles reported seeing a man holding what appeared to be a gun at 9:09 a.m. local time.
- A person with a gun was later reported near the Dietrick Hall dining center, according to a subsequent alert issued at 9:37 a.m.
- There have been no further sightings.
- A composite sketch of the alleged gunman was also published.
- U.S. President Barack Obama has been briefed on the incident, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at the daily press briefing.
- The students who reported seeing the gunman were attending a camp run by the Higher Achievement Program.
Virginia Tech: Gunman Lockdown Update latest photos
University officials wait to be allowed to enter Dietrick Hall during the lockdown at Virginia Tech.
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