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CWRU issues alert about man seen with gun on campus

File image: Case Western Reserve University Campus
Posted at 5:25 PM, Feb 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-13 22:41:52-05

Case Western Reserve University issued an alert Monday afternoon after a man wielding a gun was spotted near campus.

Authorities advised the campus community to stay alert and in place, and await instruction, according to a tweet from CWRU.

The university said all buildings on campus were only accessible by card while police searched the area.

No one matching the man's description was located. The university said it will have an increased police presence Monday night with access to remain card only.

University Circle Police said there were two incidents nearby that possibly involved a gun.

The first incident happened around 4:35 p.m. near Euclid Avenue and East 115th Street. A woman reported seeing a man pull a gun out of his pocket. It was later determined that it was a cell phone and not a weapon.

A few minutes later near the Wolstein Dock on Circle Drive, police said a person was approached by a man who asked for money and then brandished a gun. The victim drove away. The person who brandished a weapon was described as a Black male, about 18-22 years old and about 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He was wearing a multi-colored brown, olive green and black hoodie. He was also wearing blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call CWRU Police at 216-368-3333 or University Circle Police at 216-791-1234.

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