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Shelter in place at UNM lifted after search of campus

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Students at the University of New Mexico campus were asked to shelter in place Monday evening after a man with a gun got off the bus at Yale and Central, according to an alert sent out by the university.

The shelter in place order was lifted around 6:30 p.m. after officers with the Albuquerque Police Department and UNM Police Department searched the campus and couldn’t find the man.

Officer Mike Schroeder, an APD spokesman, said around 4:50 p.m. police were told a man was pointing a gun at people as they passed him. He said the man got onto a city bus near Sierra and Central SE and headed toward UNM.

“Officers were informed by city transit that the subject exited the bus in the area of Yale Blvd and Central Ave SE,” Schroeder said.  “Southeast area command officers arrived at the intersection and observed the male subject, matching the description from the anonymous party.”

The man fled onto campus and officers set up a perimeter and searched several buildings, Schroeder said.

“The subject is still outstanding at this time,” he said.  “The perimeter on UNM’s campus has been lifted.”

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