Shelter in place lifted after search for armed suspect on UMD campus
1:38 PM, Feb 8, 2018
3:11 PM, Feb 8, 2018
COLLEGE PARK, Md -
UPDATE: UMD Police say the shelter in place order on campus has been lifted; they will maintain a presence on campus. Prince George's County Police continue to investigate the robbery.
An "All Clear" has been issued for the off campus robbery that occurred at the 8800 block of 36th avenue. The shelter in place order has been lifted. UMPD officers will continue to maintain a presence on campus. Investigation continues by @PGPDNews
Earlier Thursday afternoon, University of Maryland Police asked students to shelter in place while a search was conducted for an armed man possibly on the College Park campus.
Police say a man armed with a handgun was wanted for a robbery that occurred off campus in the 8800 block of 36th Ave. Police say they and Prince George’s County officers were searching for the man in the woods behind the Chesapeake Building near Paint Branch Dr. He was described as a black man, with short bushy hair, and wearing a hoodie.
Police asked everyone in the area to follow all public safety orders.
An off-campus incident has been reported near 8800 block of 36thplace. Officers from PGPD and UMPD have responded and searching for suspects oncampus near the Chesapeake building / Paint Branch Dr. Suspects not in custody. Be alert. Stay away from area.
(1/1) Officers are searching for a black male, with short bushy hair,
wearing a hoodie, armed with a hand gun, who is wanted for robbery that
occurred in the 8800 block of 36th ave. Officers are searching in the woods
behind the Chesapeake Building for this suspect.
Update: PGPD and UMPD officers continue their search for a black male, with short bushy hair, wearing a hoodie, armed with a hand gun, who is wanted for robbery that occurred in the 8800 block of 36th ave. Last
seen in the wooded area behind the Chesapeake Building.
(Cont.) PGPD K9 and Helicopter are assisting with the search. Continue to shelter in place if in this area. Continue to avoid the area and follow all public safety orders. Additional information will be provided when it becomes available.
(1/2) Suspect description update: black male, with close cropped afro, wearing a red hoodie, with an earring in his left ear, armed with a hand gun. Last seen in the wooded area behind the Chesapeake Building. Officers are still on scene searching for the suspect.