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Statement from UMD Regarding Today's Police Activity

September 3, 2014

Crystal Brown 301-405-4621

At approximately 3:27 p.m. today the University of Maryland received an anonymous phone call reporting a threat of an armed individual holding a hostage at gunpoint in the Main Administration building. The University of Maryland Police Department  responded immediately, evacuating and sweeping the entire Main Administration building, as well as conducting sweeps of nearby Lee and Mitchell buildings. After a complete sweep of the three buildings, it was determined that the threat was unfounded and the area was declared all clear.  UMPD will continue to investigate this matter and will have conduct visibility patrols throughout the rest of the evening.