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June 3rd, 2009
12:03 PM ET

Update: Gunman on Princeton's campus

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The Daily Princetonian Staff

An all clear has been issued by the University, and Public Safety is reporting there was no gunman on campus. But CNN and Fox News are reporting that law enforcement officers have taken an individual into custody.

"The continuing investigation is being conducted with Princeton Borough and Township police who have re-opened the campus. Shortly before 11 a.m., a male with what appeared to be a handgun was reported near the vicinity of Dod Hall dormitory," a statement on the University homepage says.

The University has issued an all clear on its homepage and through the emergency notification system. CNN is also reporting that the suspect is in custody and the blockade has been lifted.

Shortly before 11 a.m., a suspect with a handgun was reported near the Dod Hall dormitory in the middle of campus. Princeton University's Department of Public of Safety and Princeton Borough and Township police are investigating, according to the University webpage.

The University issued an alert through the Princeton Telephone and E-mail Notification System just after 10:50 a.m. Warning messages went out via e-mail, text message and phone calls.

There were reports that law enforcement officers back set up barricades near Witherspoon, Little and Dod Halls. Students and their families in Dod Hall were asked to leave the building, many students reported.

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