This morning police responded to a report of an officer seen with his gun drawn at the University of Virginia’s medical center. No one was harmed and there is no cause for concern according to the University’s police chief Michael A. Gibson. Full text of the email Gibson sent to the University Community after the incident is provided below:
“University Police this morning responded to a call from Medical Center staff reporting a sighting of a person with a gun drawn.
The witness described the individual to be wearing a dark blue uniform and holding a silver gun in his right hand near the Davis Wing. Simultaneous to a physical search of the area, University Police attempted to verify with local law enforcement and correctional facilities whether they had personnel at the Medical Center.
During a search of the Davis Wing, officers identified two Augusta County correctional officers who were providing security and transport for an inmate receiving care. One of the officers was confirmed to be the individual seen by the witness.
No one was harmed and police said there is no cause for concern by either the Medical Center or University communities.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Strine approved distribution of this message.”