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Information Update Regarding Lakeland Community Incident

In the evening of March 14, 2014, the Prince George's County Police received a report of an elderly male carrying what appeared to be a weapon off campus on 54th Avenue in the Lakeland community, near the railroad tracks.  Prince George's County Police initially responded and were later joined by University Police as well as Maryland Park Police officers.  The man was spotted running from the area to his residence on Lakeland Road.  Prince George's County officers took custody of the man and recovered the BB gun the man was carrying.  The BB gun was modified to resemble a rifle.  At no time did the man point or fire the BB gun at any person.

The Prince George's County Police are handling this case.  If additional information is needed regarding this incident, please contact that agency.