WASHINGTON, D.C. - The library at George Washington University was evacuated as the search for a possible gunman continued after 11 p.m. Monday.
The website of the campus paper, the GW Hachet, reported that Gelman Library was evacuated after the report of a suspicious man with a handgun was headed toward the campus. Police pushed students out of range of the building, clearing H Street between 21 and 22nd Streets, and directed students toward the nearby Marvin Center. The Hatchet reports that the Secret Service was on scene, according to media outlets.
The search took place after a student called in a possible suspect at the Gelman library who was changing clothes. Law enforcement units from US Park Police, MPD and Secret Service searched the library and no suspects were located. The library reopened after midnight.
Earlier Monday, GWU Safety and Security transmitted a message to the school's faculty and students at 9:30 p.m., saying that they had been alerted by the U.S. Secret Service of a report of a balding white male with a handgun headed from the White House area toward the campus.
The man, possibly wearing eyeglasses and a gray fleece sweater, was reportedly walking away from the White House.
The campus was not locked down.
A University spokesperson said the Secret Service and campus police investigated and no gunman was found. The all-clear signal was given after 10:30 p.m., then the search was revived and the library cleared.