TOWSON, Md. - UPDATE -- Towson police issued an all clear message at about 9:40 p.m.
ORIGINAL -- Towson University police are searching for a man possibly armed with a handgun near the university's campus, the college confirmed via its official Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Students are asked to avoid the area of Lot 26, near Cross Campus Drive.
Lot 26 borders the Glen Towers, which is one of the largest student housing facilities on the school's campus.
Towson described the suspect as a white male, about 20 years old, about 5 foot 10 inches tall, wearing a heavy black coat, green backpack, wool cap and is in possession of silver pistol.