Gunman reported on University of Maryland campus

Gunman reported on University of Maryland campus

Students were ordered to shelter in place.

Police have placed the University of Maryland on lockdown after a report of a gunman on the campus near the Ritchie Coliseum.

Police say students spotted a man walking around with what appeared to be a long rifle or an AR-15, and students have been advised to avoid the area.

UPDATE 3:05 p.m.: The area has been cleared. University of Maryland Police have issued an alert at around 3 p.m. saying that the man turned out to be an off-duty member of the military who was walking around with a rifle. His identification was verified and he was deemed to be no threat. UMD Police have called a meeting with the military to prevent this situation from happening again.

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