VCU police searched for possible armed suspect reported near VCU, suspect not found

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Update #1 — October 2, 2015; 11:30 AM

VCU Alert:

On Oct. 2, 2015, at approximately 9:50 a.m., the Richmond and VCU Police Departments received reports of an armed subject off campus, standing on the 2nd Street overpass with what appeared to be a rifle. Two independent sightings described the subject as a male wearing a green shirt, jacket, and a square military style cap, with a black backpack. No further description was provided at the time of the sightings. The subject was last seen walking east on West Grace Street from Belvidere Street away from the Monroe Park campus. The Richmond, VCU and State Police have searched the area but did not locate the individual and were not able to confirm the information. Since the initial reports, police have received no additional information. Please resume normal activity, and please report any suspicious activity to police.

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Original — October 02, 2015

From RTD:

VCU police are on the scene of a possible armed suspect near campus, according to a campus wide alert.
The alert says the suspect is in the Belvidere/Grace area.

Police are urging people to stay away from the area.

From VCU Alert:

Possible Armed Subject (Update)
Description: Male, Square Military Style Hat, Backpack, last seen going east on Grace from Belvidere.

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