University of Michigan police investigate report of armed man in Chemistry Building
The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety is continuing to investigate a report of a man with a gun in the campus's Chemistry Building late Sunday night.
DPS spokeswoman Diane Brown said an employee reported walking into the building's atrium just before midnight and encountering a man sitting on a ledge pointing a small, black handgun at her.
She continued walking, and when she returned a few minutes later, the man was gone, the employee said. Brown said the man was at an unknown distance, and she did not know what, if anything, he said to the employee.
DPS officers combed the building at 930 North University Ave., but were unable to find anyone matching the suspect's description. Brown said police talked to several other employees and students who were in the building at the time but were unaware of the situation.
No injuries or shots fired were reported. The DPS issued an "all clear" around 1:15 a.m.
Brown said officers will interview the employee again today to determine what happened and "to get more of an understanding whether it was really a handgun or what it might have been."
The man the employee saw is described as a college-age, white male with a thin to medium build and brown hair. He was said to be wearing a dark hat and dark sweatshirt. Anybody with any information should contact the DPS.