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megimoo
01-27-2010, 02:39 PM
"Chicago Northwestern U Law School on lockdown after report of man with a gun..."

Northwestern University police are investigating a report of a man with a gun in one of the buildings on its Chicago campus, according to the police Web Site.

The report came at about 10 a.m. Someone reported to police that a man with a gun in his waistband was seen in an elevator on the 11th floor of the Rubloff building, 375 E. Chicago Ave., according to the site.

As of 11:20 a.m., there were no reports of injuries.

The suspect was described as a white man with sandy brown hair, 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9, wearing a black canvas quilted three-quarter length jacket, blue jeans and a black button-down shirt. He was clean shaven.

Police are advising people in the building to stay in their offices and lock their doors. Chicago and Northwestern police are searching the building.

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Search over at Northwestern building, people allowed to leave

People were being allowed to leave a Northwestern University building this afternoon, three hours after it was locked down and offices searched for a man who may have had a gun.

The university said shortly before 1 p.m. that police have finished a search of the building, but officers remain there and continue to investigate.

"People in the building no longer must remain behind locked doors and are being allowed to move about in the building," the university said on its Web site. "However, access to the building remains restricted. Northwestern Law School will hold classes this afternoon."

People had been told to stay in their offices and lock their doors after someone reported to police that a man with a gun in his waistband was seen in an elevator on the 11th floor of the Rubloff building, 375 E. Chicago Ave., according to the site.
As of 11:40 a.m., there were no reports of injuries or threats, said Marla Paul, a Northwestern spokeswoman. The building remained locked down as police continued the search.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 20s with sandy brown hair, 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9, wearing a black canvas quilted three-quarter length jacket, blue jeans and a black button-down shirt. He was clean shaven.

Police are advising people in the building to stay in their offices and lock their doors. Chicago and Northwestern police are searching the building.

A handful of police officers searched the 11th floor, checking with people in the offices, according to a program assistant for the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute.

"They've been in and out," she said. "They haven't told us anything" beyond the initial alert.

"I think were okay," she added. "A little nervous."

A law student said by mobile phone that he and about 50 other students were in a first-floor lecture hall in Rubloff. Everyone was trying to stay away from the windows and low to the floor, he said. Some people were under table.

Despite the reported threat, he said, they were "remaining incredibly calm." The lecture was postponed, and some students were using the time to do research for a paper.

By about 12:30 p.m., students who were ordered to remain in the library on the second, third and fourth floors of the Rubloff building, were slowly allowed to leave.

Jeff Koelenay, 28, a first year law student had been studying in the building after an 8:45 a.m. class when he was told to go into the library."It was no big deal," Koelenay said. "I was kind of wondering how long it would be."


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