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There is currently no emergency situation at Stanford.


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Update on Dinkelspiel Auditorium Area

Stanford Police ask members of the campus community to be on the lookout for an individual who was reported to have been near Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Tuesday evening with what a witness believed to be a gun.

A person approximately 50 feet away reported seeing a man standing and drinking from a green bottle, with what appeared to be a black handgun nearby on the ground, just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. When deputies arrived to investigate, neither the subject nor a gun could be located. There have been no additional reports of an armed individual.

As a precautionary measure, Stanford Police ask the Stanford community to be on the lookout for anyone matching the subject’s description. He was described as a white male in his 30s with short, dark brown hair; a clean-shaven face; and a distinctively large nose and bulging eyes. He was reported to be wearing khaki shorts and a T-shirt of an unknown color.

Please be aware of your surroundings and call 911 if you see this individual or anyone else carrying a gun. A police sketch artist is preparing a sketch of the subject, and it will be available on the police.stanford.edu website when completed. Additional updates are not expected unless further information is obtained that indicates an ongoing threat to the community.

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