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Howard U. said 'all buildings have been cleared' after reports of a 'potential shooter'


Updated October 17, 2017 02:20 PM EDT

D.C. police give an update on the situation at Howard University.

Updated October 17, 2017 02:11 PM EDT

Howard University tweeted that "All HU buildings have been cleared by authorities."

Updated October 17, 2017 01:13 PM EDT

Reports of a "potential shooter" at Howard University early Tuesday afternoon have police responding to the scene, according to authorities.

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick tweeted "Police are currently conducting a sweep of campus. All students & staff should stay in place & shelter in place until further notification," our affiliate WJLA reported.

Howard University tweeted "This afternoon, we were anonymously notified of a potential shooter on campus. We took the call seriously and police are investigating."

The university added "Because the safety of our students and staff are our number one priority, the Admin Bldg has been evacuated."

The Hilltop, Howard University's student newspaper, tweeted there is an "alleged threat on @HowardU campus. Police evacuated A-Building. 4th Street has been closed down."

Metropolitan Police tweeted they're on the scene for "a report of an active shooter, but nothing has been confirmed so far. Take precautions if in the area."

The incident has been reported in the 2400 block of 6th Street, NW.

Streets are closed on 6th Street from Fairmont Street, NW to College Street, NW. Additional closures are located on Howard Place from Georgia Avenue to 4th Street, NW.

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