Boulder’s University Hill Elementary and several University of Colorado Boulder fraternities and sororities were evacuated while other residents were ordered to shelter in place as police are reportedly trying to contact a man accused of threatening a mass shooting at a university in California.
Boulder Valley School District tweeted that it put University Hill Elementary, 956 16th St., on lockout at 8 a.m. before deciding to evacuate the students at 8:38 a.m. to the BVSD Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe Road.
The school district tweeted that reunification is underway and parents and guardians can go to the education center to pick up their students at this time.
Boulder police have also evacuated several University of Colorado Boulder sorority and fraternity houses in the area. Evacuated students are asked to go to the University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Ave.
Police also said 65 homes surrounding and including 955 Broadway were issued reverse 911 calls and ordered to shelter in place until further notice.
According to an email, police are dealing with a barricaded suspect, and Boulder police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh confirmed that police are trying to make contact with a wanted person in the 900 block of Broadway.
Police have asked residents to avoid the area.
No further information about the wanted person was released. Police said they are not sure at this time if the person is armed.
But according to sources, the wanted person was reportedly connected to threats made against the University of California Los Angeles’ philosophy department.
The Associated Press reported that the suspect was believed to be in Colorado, and UCLA on Tuesday morning tweeted that the suspect was “under observation.”
When reached for comment, UCLA officials said they were aware of the situation in Boulder and were preparing a statement.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.