Catholic University campus deemed safe after search

WASHINGTON — The Catholic University campus has been deemed safe after a shelter in place order was issued and two buildings evacuated Monday night and early Tuesday.

The university said in a statement that a custodian in Pangborn Hall was approached by someone with a weapon. Officers from the university’s Department of Public Safety said the custodian told them the man demanded to know the location of the administration building. The custodian directed him to Leahy Hall.

The university officers called the D.C. police, and Leahy and Pangborn halls were evacuated and searched. D.C. police told WTOP they were looking for a suspicious package.

Around 1 a.m., the university’s social media accounts indicated that students should shelter in place. Around 2:30 a.m., an alert was sent out by the university stating that a search had concluded and the campus was safe. No explosive devices were found, the university says.

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