Bowie State University students told to shelter-in-place due to 'emergency on campus'

BOWIE State University students were told to shelter-in-place due to an emergency on campus.

The university confirmed that the college was temporarily closed on Monday at 7.30am.

Emergency personnel were at the scene to "evaluate" the situation, however, it is not clear what agencies were there.

Those that were already on the campus were advised to shelter in place.

Classes will be held virtually today, the university added.

The public university is based in Prince George's County, Maryland, and houses over 6,300 students.

The university has asked students to check their website for more updates.

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