Virginia Tech University Goes on Lockdown After Alleged Gunman Sighting

A 911 call was made to cops after three teenagers believed they saw a man, holding what they believed to be a handgun, "walking fast in the direction of the volleyball courts".

Virginia Tech, site of a 2007 mass shooting that killed 33 people, issues an alert that a person with a gun could be on campus and urges the community to stay indoors. An initial search comes up empty.

Virginia Tech university, site of the 2007 shooting that killed 32 people, has been put on lockdown after the possible sighting of a gunman on campus.

Virginia Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum said the campus had been searched but no-one fitting the description of the gunman had yet been found.