Gunman Reported On Virginia Tech Campus

A little after 9 a.m. Thursday, three juveniles attending a camp at Virginia Tech University reported seeing a white male, 6 feet tall, with light brown hair outside of New Residence Hall East holding what may have been a handgun.

They say the weapon was covered by a cloth or covering of some sort. He was walking fast in the direction of the volleyball courts. He was 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.

Everyone on campus is being told to stay inside and secure doors.

Kids attending a camp on campus and setting off rockets on the drill field have been escorted to a safe place.