Police Respond to Report of Person with Gun at Va Tech Campus

At 9:09 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 4, 2011 VA Tech officials reported that three juveniles attending a camp at Virginia Tech told police they saw a white male, 6 feet tall, with light brown hair outside of a residence hall   holding what may have been a handgun. Witnesses reported that the weapon was covered by a cloth or covering of some sort. The alleged suspect was reported to be walking quickly in the direction of the volleyball courts on campus. He is described as wearing a blue and white striped shirt (stripes were vertical), gray shorts and brown sandals. The subject had no facial hair or glasses.

Officers responded immediately to the area but found no one matching the description. Police have encountered no other witnesses reporting this individual or anything suspicious. Law enforcement officers from VTPD, Blacksburg PD, Christiansburg, PD, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are patrolling the campus, continuing to look for the subject.