American University lockdown lifted, suspect in custody

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WASHINGTON — A suspect is in custody after American University was placed on lockdown when a man was reportedly seen on campus with a gun.

“Man with gun seen on campus. Campus is in lockdown. Shelter in place. More to follow,” the university posted to its emergency alerts page.

The lockdown alert was posted at 7:56 p.m. and lifted at 9:23 p.m.