Morgan State Shooting On Campus, Alert Issued

· September 12, 2012

 

Baltimore and Morgan State University police were responding to what appeared to be a shooting on the Northeast Baltimore campus Wednesday evening.

The campus was placed on lockdown and a possible attacker was at large, according to a message sent to students and staff.

City police reported a shooting in the 4600 block of Hillen Road via the department’s Twitter account. Spokesman Donny Moses said it was unclear whether it was a shooting or a stabbing, but that it occurred between the university’s student center and a theater building.

Campus police said via Twitter the incident was a shooting at the student center, alerting the community that a man was at large and to call 911 if necessary.  Evening cla@$$@ on the campus have been canceled, according to an alert on the university website posted at 5:43 p.m.

A campus alert system sent out three messages to warn members of the university community; the first one described the incident as a stabbing, while another two made reference to a shooting.

“EMERGENCY!!! STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS! LOCK DOORS & ONLY OPEN THEM FOR POLICE OR EMERGENCY SERVICES!” one of the messages said.

Mike Stone, who is on campus to provide training on some equipment that measures vibrations, said that everyone was told to stay in place, and stay away from the window of the engineering building.

 

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