WASHINGTON -- An anonymous phone call warned University of Maryland officials on Wednesday that an armed man was holding a hostage in the main administration building.
The threat turned out to be baseless, the university says in a news release.
The call came at 3:27 p.m., prompting evacuation of the administration building and police sweeps of nearby Lee and Mitchell buildings, the release states.
The university is investigating the incident.
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