BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Davie police have given the “all clear” to three college campuses that had been placed on lockdown Thursday night over a report of a man with a rifle spotted near one of the schools.
It all started at 9:38 p.m. when Florida Atlantic University tweeted:
“F.A.U ALERT (#1): Police Activity on Davie campus at 09:36pm on 10/3/2019. Remain alert. Seek shelter in secure location. Follow police instructions.”
The followed up with another tweet at 9:55:
“F.A.U ALERT (#2): Reported man with gun on Davie campus near the baseball fields at 0954PM on 10/3/19. Remain alert. Seek shelter in secure location.”
According to Davie police, a white male with a rifle had been spotted on FAU’s campus.
Broward College then tweeted they were going into lockdown due to the police activity in the area.
“BC Alert: Central Campus – Shelter in place. The campus is on lockdown due to police activity in the area. Please await further instructions.”
Nova Southeastern University followed up with a tweet of their own telling students to stay away from the campus.
“NSU ALERT: Police activity on the Davie Campus. Avoid Campus. If on campus, stay inside until the all clear is issued.”
NSU placed its Davie campus on lockdown at 10:23 p.m.
Nearly two hours after it all started, Davie police gave the “all clear” to all three campuses.
Anyone with information should contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477.