WASHINGTON – Three schools on the grounds of the National Cathedral were briefly locked down Wednesday morning after reports of a man with a gun on campus.
No one was injured.
Police received a 911 call reporting a man with a weapon on the cathedral’s campus around 8 a.m. Wednesday, D.C. Assistant Police Chief Patrick Burke says.
“A canvass resulted in the discovery of what was believed to be a long gun in the back of a vehicle on the campus,” Burke says.
Two St. Albans students found in the Jeep Wrangler were taken into custody, says Burke.
An email sent to St. Albans parents says the gun was a BB gun.
St. Albans, National Cathedral and Bouvier schools were locked down for about 40 minutes as a precaution.