Police end lockdown of Rubloff Building
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    Update: All Chicago campus buildings, including Rubloff, are now open. The investigation concerning the armed man continues, a Northwestern University report said.

    Update: Following a completed search, Chicago and Northwestern Police have ended a lockdown of the Rubloff Building on the Chicago campus, a Northwestern University report said.  Police remain on site and will continue to investigate. Persons already in the building are now moving freely but access to Rubloff remains restricted. School of Law classes will be held this afternoon.

    A report was issued at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday concerning a man with a gun in his waistband who was seen in the eleventh floor elevator of the Rubloff Building on the Chicago campus, according to the Northwestern Emergency Management alert system. The man is described as a white male wearing black jacket, blue jeans and a button-down shirt. The alert warned everyone in the Rubloff Building to stay in their offices and lock their doors.

    The Arthur Rubloff building is one of Northwestern’s School of Law facilities. Members of the Northwestern University Police Department and Chicago Police Department are currently searching the building.

    The alert response was sent as both an SMS and email to the Northwestern community, in addition to a phone call and voicemail.

    No further details are available from University Police at this time.

    According to Chicago Sun Times, “as of 10:45 a.m., no arrests had been made and no further incident had been reported from the scene,” and the University Campus Police have been searching the building as of 10:55 a.m.

    At 11:34 a.m., an update on the report of a man with gun was issued, stating: University Police and Chicago Police are continuing their search of the Rubloff Building, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University. The building remains locked down. No injuries or threats have been reported.

    Following is an updated description of the man reported seen with the gun: He is described as a white male in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, brown-blonde hair, wearing a button-down shirt, blue jeans and a black jacket.

    More to come.


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