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Univ. of Maryland police give all-clear after administration building search

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland police say someone called the school Wednesday afternoon claiming there was a hostage situation underway inside one of the buildings on campus, but that was found not to be the case after all.

Police say the university received an anonymous call at 3:27 p.m. alerting them to a threat of an armed person who was said to be holding a hostage at gunpoint in the main administration building. Officers immediately responded to the scene, and the entire building was evacuated and swept. Police say the nearby Lee and Mitchell buildings were also swept, but nothing was found.

Police determined there was no threat, and gave the all-clear.

UMD police say they will continue to investigate, and they plan to have high-visibility patrols throughout the night.

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