By: Joshua Ceballos and Muriel Almeida/PantherNOW Staff
A gun was pulled and shots were fired as two Aramark employees on the Biscayne Bay Campus got into a heated argument.
An FIU Alert was sent out warning anyone on the Biscayne Bay Campus to immediately seek shelter was sent out at around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3.
At 2:30 p.m. the University sent out an email informing the community about the two grounds workers’ argument. According to the release, no one was injured and the perpetrators are in custody.
FIU Police warned university members on BBC to keep away from the campus motor pool area, as the crime scene has been contained there and that other areas of the campus are clear as of 2 p.m.
Residents of Bayview were among those told to seek shelter when the alert went out but by 2 p.m. the building gave an all-clear according to Bayview staff.
Madison Rodriguez, an RA at Bayview, was working in the office at the time of the incident, and she told Student Media that staff immediately brought residents into safe areas.
“Any residents that were standing right outside the building were told to come in, and we took people who were in the lobby into the office and shut the door,” said Rodriguez. “We closed all the blinds and locked the doors, and I know some coworkers were telling their residents to stay inside their rooms.”
A helicopter was seen flying above the campus during the time of the alert.
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