Gunman Reported On Texas A&M Campus (Updated)

Code Maroon alert system

Update: There are several reports that former president George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, and Laura W. Bush are scheduled to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Bush Presidential Library Center on the campus this afternoon. The ribbon-cutting will go on, according to the Associated Press.

Texas A&M and College Station police are searching campus after reports of a possible gunman.

At 4 p.m., Texas A&M activated its Code Maroon alert system, advising students to seek shelter after a gunman was sighted in Rudder Tower near the center of campus.

The campus is now on lockdown, according to the Associated Press. KBTX first reported the possible gunman.

The university sent another alert at 4:33 saying police had not yet found a gunman but advising people to stay in shelter or leave campus by bus.

The university’s main website appears to be down.

Police said the person was described is a white man with green shorts and a dark-colored T-shirt and a backpack, according to the Bryan-College Station Eagle. The suspect might be carrying an AK-47.

According to CNN, no shots have been reported fired.

The scare comes a month to the day after a student fired shots on The University of Texas campus before killing himself.


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