Skip to comments.Villanova U. locked down after shooting
Posted on 12/06/2006 11:54:31 AM PST by RockinRight
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova University was locked down for several hours after a suspected prowler fired shots at police and escaped early Wednesday, authorities said.
No injuries were reported.
Police searched the campus in the affluent Philadelphia suburb with infrared cameras, police dogs and a state helicopter but failed to locate the shooter, authorities said.
Police had received reports of the prowler around 3:15 a.m. and he shot at them when they attempted to question him, authorities said. He later fired on more officers arriving as backup.
Police called off the search at Villanova around 10:20 a.m., and classes resumed about an hour later, university spokeswoman Barbara Clement said.
The university lockdown began around 4 a.m. and "at no time were any students at risk," Clement said. Additional university security officers will be on campus Wednesday night, she added.
Other schools in the area also opened several hours late or closed for the day because of the search.
Whenever I see Villanova though, I cannot help but think of the '85 NCAA finals and what a great Cinderella story that was.
I still remember the game and the pride on the face of my boss the next day (he being a Villanova grad).
probably someone with a legal,permit to carry who was driven insane by having so much power.(sarcasm)
Beating Georgetown was a Cindarella story! I remember watching that whole game..
They just found a second body on my son's University grounds this morning. The last body was found dumped in a lake a few years back. This one was in his idling car with a bullet in his head, local news reports. Son had decided the campus environment was not a place he wanted to be a few weeks back and decided to transfer to another school. Says the drugs, alcohol and crime was making him watch his back more than his text books. Don't know that anyplace else will be better. What a way to get an education!
Could be a student. They have 10,610 students. They should narrow down the search by rounding up all the Villanova students who have had five or more drinks in the last 24 hours.
That will get them down to a managable 10,608.
(Haverford alum here--just ribbing you Wildcats!)
It's been a DRY campus for a...(burp)...many moons. It was likely one of the DuPonts
Probably not, but who knows?
I live nearby Villanova. The incident occurred in a residential area south of the campus and the assailant was not a student. I am grateful that no officers were hurt and I hope they apprehend this dangerous thug
I remember KoolEarl, and Chewie.
I live about a half mile from where the incident occured. There have been SWAT teams, dogs, and helicopters all over the place for most of the day but last I heard, they had scaled back on the search. Local schools opened a few hours late. We're still hoping to hear they got the guy.
The thing I remember most is Villanova shooting 79% for the game -- not from the line, from the FLOOR...
Yeah, Duane McClain, Gary McClain, Ed Pinkney, Harold Jensen -- I know I'm leaving out one of the best guys -- great team under Massamino. My father's alma mater, and I'm over there tomorrow morning on business! I'll be sure to wear some comfortable bullet-proof clothing.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.