September 28, 2010 by staff
Ut Campus, The Austin Statesman is reporting an “active shooting situation” on the campus of the University of Texas. A spokeswoman said that an “armed suspect” in the Perry-Casta?eda Library (pictured) has skyrocketed. No information on other victims yet. Updates below.
An employee who works down the street said that the warning sirens went around 8:40 am this morning. “The building has been blocked and can not believe you’re letting anyone inside or outside,” he says. The officials allegedly sent a text message around the campus this morning to tell people to stay inside and lock doors. ”
Update 2: Police spokeswoman Rhonda Wheldon AP says “no one [adem?s the gunman] was reported injured.”
Also: Local news in Texas says that a second suspect. And now the university police say they are seeking a second suspect.
Update 3: One of the suspects shot and killed himself with an AK-47 on the sixth floor of the library, according to a spokesman for the UT. “We have no reports of anyone shooting at this point,” he says. Police are still seeking the second suspect. Witnesses report hearing about ten shots.
Noted: a coalition of conservatives and liberals on the UT campus tonight “will be hosted by John Lott, the famous defender of gun rights and author of” More Guns, Less Crime “book.”
Until noon, the campus has been closed and police are still looking for a possible second suspect, the police chief said that “we have a report of a second suspect wearing a hat with a long rifle, dressed in jeans and a top black you’re looking for that may or may not be a white man. ”
Here’s a video of a small army of SWAT team members walking around the UT campus. Creepy.
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