National Weather Service Forecast as of Oct. 3, 7 a.m.
Scattered showers. Cloudy, with a high near 66. North wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 66. Northeast wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 56. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
A slight chance of showers before 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. North wind around 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Possible Armed Subject (Update)
On Oct. 2, 2015, at approximately 9:50 a.m., the Richmond and VCU Police Departments received reports of an armed subject off campus, standing on the 2nd Street overpass with what appeared to be a rifle. Two independent sightings described the subject as a male wearing a green shirt, jacket, and a square military style cap, with a black backpack. No further description was provided at the time of the sightings. The subject was last seen walking east on West Grace Street from Belvidere Street away from the Monroe Park campus. The Richmond, VCU and State Police have searched the area but did not locate the individual and were not able to confirm the information. Since the initial reports, police have received no additional information. Please resume normal activity, and please report any suspicious activity to police.
It is essential to be prepared for emergency situations and to be cognizant of ways to prevent crime and avoid dangerous situations.
The Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department would like to remind students, in particular, to keep personal safety in mind. There are certain things you need to be aware of as residents of an urban environment, as crimes may occur in our community.
The best defense is to be prepared and to take responsibility for your own safety and for that of your friends and fellow students. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, walk with a friend and make use of RamSafe, VCU’s security escort service. For additional safety tips from the VCU Police, please see www.police.vcu.edu and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to read VCU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and to share this information with other members of the community.
VCU is dedicated to promoting a safe and secure environment for learning, living, working or visiting.