ALERT: Hostile armed person reported in Pierpont Hall. UMPD on scene and perimeter secured. Please shelter in place.— UMass Amherst (@UMassAmherst) February 18, 2016
ALERT: Suspect is a white male wearing dark colored shirt and gold chain. Reports of 2nd involved party, white male wearing gray sweatshirt.— UMass Amherst (@UMassAmherst) February 18, 2016
University police have reportedly secured the perimeter and are interviewing witnesses. The shelter in place order is for the entire campus, not just the immediate area around Pierpont.
Update – 7:18 pm
ALERT: Shelter in place order HAS BEEN LIFTED. Please resume normal activities. Additional information will be provided by UMass email.— UMass Amherst (@UMassAmherst) February 19, 2016