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RICHMOND, Va. -- Authorities said said a shelter in place order has been lifted at Virginia Union University after police investigated a report of armed suspects at the school Sunday evening.

"Seek shelter and remain until further notice," the university tweeted at 7:15 p.m.

That shelter in place order was lifted just after 7:50 p.m. after officials said witnesses reported one suspect leaving in a vehicle and a second suspect running off on foot.

Officials said VUU Police will continue to canvas the campus.

Additionally, officials said Richmond Police are aiding in the investigation.

WTVR CBS 6 has calls into VUU and Richmond Police. No additional details were available at last check.

If you have information that could help police, call VUU Police at 804-257-5777 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or You can also submit tips to GUN250 about persons illegally possessing guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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