DC Police Department has reported that the campus has been cleared by authorities.
Update: The scene @HowardU has been CLEARED and lockdown lifted. Nothing found.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) October 17, 2017
Police were near Howard University after reports of a 'potential shooter' Tuesday afternoon.
Howard University tweeted "This afternoon, we were anonymously notified of a potential shooter on campus. We took the call seriously and police are investigating."
The incident was reported in the 2400 block of 6th Street in Northwest D.C.
Traffic Advisory/Police Activity/Street Closures on 6th St from Fairmont St NW to College St NW; Howard Pl from Georgia Ave to 4th St NW
— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) October 17, 2017
Streets are closed on 6th street from Fairmont Street, NW to College Street, NW. Additional closures are located on Howard Place from Georgia Avenue to 4th Street, NW.