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Shelter-in-place order lifted at Catholic University following phone-in active shooter threat

This file photo shows a view of The Catholic University of America's campus from the bell tower of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. A shelter-in-place order was briefly issued April 13, 2023, at the university due to fears of an active shooter, with an all-clear declared an hour later. (OSV News photo/CNS file, Bob Roller)

WASHINGTON (OSV News) — A shelter-in-place alert at The Catholic University of America in Washington was lifted after an hour April 13, following threats of an active shooter phoned to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

MPD and CUA public safety officers conducted a sweep of campus but did not identify an active shooter.

Catholic University president Peter K. Kilpatrick is expected to issue a statement later on April 13.

For updates on this OSV News story, see your local Catholic news source.

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