Gunman Spotted On Virginia Tech Campus

Tyler Durden's picture

While the central planning cartel is slowly losing all control, there is a very disturbing development at the Virginia Tech campus, site of another previous tragic development, where another gunman has been spotted. The situation is developing rapidly and here is the latest update from

10:44 a.m.

Virginia Tech has announced it will hold a news conference at 11 a.m.

University leaders are expected to give an update on the situation.


10:35 a.m.

Virginia Tech still advising people on campus to stay inside, in its latest update.

10:32 a.m.

From NBC's Pete Williams:

At this point, federal officials are waiting to hear if they're needed at Virginia Tech.

They say there's no verification that there was actually a gun on campus.

One official says the three campers who reported seeing one thought it was a long-barreled gun with a short handle.  But, as the University has said, the man who supposedly carried it has not been found.


10:17 a.m.

Update from Virginia Tech, through VT News:

At 9:09 a.m. three juveniles attending a camp at the university reported seeing a white male, 6 feet tall, with light brown hair outside of New Residence Hall East holding what may have been a handgun.

They say the weapon was covered by a cloth or covering of some sort.  He was walking fast in the direction of the volleyball courts.  He was wearing a blue and white striped shirt (stripes were vertical), gray shorts and brown sandals.  The subject had no facial hair or glasses.

Officers responded immediately to the area but found no one matching the description.  Police have encountered no other witnesses reporting this individual or anything suspicious.  Law enforcement officers from VTPD, Blacksburg PD, Christiansburg, PD, and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are patrolling the campus, continuing to look for the subject. 

If anyone sees anything suspicious contact the VT Police Department at 231-6411 or 911.


9:59 a.m.

WSLS can confirm that the campus siren system has been activated.


9:47 a.m.

Virginia Tech Alert claims person with a gun spotted near Dietrick Dining Hall.

Tech asking people on campus to stay inside, secure doors.

Police conducting search now.

WSLS's Ken Heineck is on the way to Virginia Tech now.  More information as we get it.

Dietrick is a three-story, 93,000-square-foot dining hall, that also houses a convenience store, laundry area, central bake shop, and D2 (a smaller dining facility).

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alangreedspank's picture

Boy I'm glad we have all those gun control laws.

TheTmfreak's picture

Oh jeez. I wonder if the person has an umbrella like the guy the other month in a shopping mall.

Talk about a terror state.

TheTmfreak's picture

Zerohedge denying my posts...

How is this guy a gunman? There have been no shots fired whatsoever. I knew plenty of people who had guns on campus, and carried to EVERY single class they went to. Must be gunman too?

In full disclosure I went to Virginia Tech and I was at Norris Hall during the shootings, fell back to Holden hall to watch the outside debacle and the moronic police pull bodies out of the building. 

TheVirginian-HGWT's picture

LOL just saw the press conference on WDBJ7... some 14 year old kids saw 'what appeared' to be a hand gun, 'under some sort of covering.'

Fellow hokie here. I was in Pamplin on 4/16, class of '09. You still in the area TheTMfreak?

TheTmfreak's picture

See thats just even worse. Complete and total fear mongering and hysteria.


This is where you cannot have a weapon, so PLEASE where the hell is the need for this news that somebody MIGHT have been doing something lawful?

18.2-308.1. Possession of firearm, stun weapon, or other weapon on school property prohibited. B. If any person possesses any firearm designed or intended to expel a projectile by action of an explosion of a combustible material while such person is upon (i) any public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school, including buildings and grounds; (ii) that portion of any property open to the public and then exclusively used for school-sponsored functions or extracurricular activities while such functions or activities are taking place; or (iii) any school bus owned or operated by any such school, he shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.


I live in Northern Virginia right next to the beast. In fact I can see it from my office building.

Ahmeexnal's picture

instill terror into the sheeple's minds
have them surrender their remaining dignity

get what you deserve:

A Nanny Moose's picture

Terrified proles are more...pliable.

Sudden Debt's picture



Who will take up all those jobs if they get killed....

tmosley's picture

When, oh when will they spot a gunman in Bernanke's office?

metastar's picture

There is a gun in the Bernank's office. He has been firing it at the American people and has unilaterally declared war.

Hugh G Rection's picture

There is a .357 in his desk drawer with one loaded chamber.  When the ponzi unravels and SHTF, it'll be time to catch the bullet train...

Zero Debt's picture

"Silent Weapons Of War"

papaswamp's picture

Reported by 3 kids attending a camp there. N one else reported seeing the guy. May either turn out to be a mistake or kids making up a story.

bob_dabolina's picture

It's ROBO !!!!!

He's walking around with a gun to his head today after bragging how he bought the fucking dip yesterday

Good job asshole.

dwdollar's picture


Robo, if you're reading this on your IPad right now, don't do it!  There's always a chance of QE3 man!!!  Don't do it!!!

Sudden Debt's picture

I don't think he has any bullets left...

Sudden Debt's picture

I don't think he has any bullets left...

john39's picture

seems like a nicely timed distraction.

Uncle Remus's picture

Act II of the assault on the 2nd Amendment.

'paranoia strikes deep,

into your heart it will creep'


EDIT: My first reaction was 'What, did the Norwegian make bail?"

EDIT Redux: Is anyone else having speed issues with ZH?

Coldfire's picture

Superb timing.

alangreedspank's picture


10$ on "We found that the gunman was part of the Tea Party!"


Bohemian Clubber's picture

Off Topic Does anybody know where's the best place to buy gold coins in London?

Dabale arroz a la zorra el abad's picture

Why post here such an unconfirmed piece of news? Isn't it just a "possible sighting"?

Hobbleknee's picture

Are we supposed to give up rights or throw money at it?  I forget.

John McCloy's picture

    I am sure the MSNBC crowd is just begging that this time they will be able to portray the potential attacker as a Constitutionalist running around campus carrying an assault rifle, sacks of gold and wearing an End The Fed shirt.

They tried is with:

Joe Stack:

Clay Duke:

Jared Loughner:

And the Norwegian Shooter:

   The establishment on the left & right growing desperate as 2012 approaches.

sabra1's picture

why don't these gunmen go after politicians instead? would make a great reality show!

ArrestBobRubin's picture

No guns on campus in the hands of legal owners means nobody could blow the PoS away if he got any ideas. Another recent case, just imagine if those standing near Gabby Giffords had been packing? Douche bag Loughner would have been double tapped by 4 good shooters, never would have got close enough to shoot her and the others. Problem? What problem? Trash taken out.

"Gun control' Ha. For idiots and limosine liberals. Criminal don't give a shit how many more laws you put on the books. But gun control isn't designed to stop criminals, it is designedto take away your liberty. It is the foundation of tyranny and all that follows it. Stalin said true power comes out of the barrel of a gun. And then made sure his boyz had the only guns, the only power.

No wonder Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Hillary and Big Sis have loved it so.

TheTmfreak's picture

A friend of mine carried one every single day at Tech. It is 100% legal in Virginia, even though it is against school policy.


King_of_simpletons's picture

"Going Virginia Tech".

Bagbalm's picture

Part of the "If you see something report something whether you have any idea what you are talking about or not," system.

FrankIvy's picture

Three kids saw a guy with a towel over what may have been a gun?

May have been a gun?

The whole campus gets locked down for that?

Fear is a wonderful control device.  And you'll be going to hell if you don't believe that.

Libertarian777's picture

Hide under a table damnit. They are nuclear proof don't you know. Just ask the 60,000 resents of Hiroshima. No one who was under a table got so much as a scratch. It's true because I read it on the internets (

DavosSherman's picture

F*I*N*A*N*C*I*A*L     D*I*S*T*R*A*C*T*I*O*N

JR's picture

The hold on Americans tightens… Here is the underbelly of the tyranny and the plans they have in mind for you… :

‘Science’ and America’s Police State: Phony scientist rationalizes latest TSA outrage (or as the greatest head line writer in the world, Lew Rockwell, puts it: The Science of Tyranny: Justin Raimondo on the Israelification of  US airports).  Let the cheering in the US Congress repeat, 56 standing ovations and applauses for the Flotilla Killa:  “Bibi! Bibi! Bibi Netanyahu…!!!”  Don’t expect any moderation in the TSA from these representatives.

by Justin Raimondo, August 03, 2011

So, you’re sick and tired of being hassled by Transportation “Security” Administration (TSA) thugs, who fondle your “junk” and force 95-year-old grandmothers to take off their adult diapers?

Well, that’s tough – because it’s about to get worse.

Since 2006, the TSA has been developing a $1 billion program called “Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques” [.pdf] (SPOT) whose proponents – notably, one Rafi Ron, an Israeli airline security “expert” – claim it enables screeners to detect dangerous passengers via nonverbal signals, including facial expressions. The program is undergoing a test run, starting today [Tuesday] at Boston’s Logan airport. So before you wrinkle your nose at that Epsilon-Minus Semi Moron rifling through your suitcase, please be aware that the “micro-expressions” you exhibit can and will be held against you.

As the TSA gropers assaulted Americans at airports, the outraged response of the public was taken up by some conservatives, who promptly declared that we need to organize our air safety campaign along Israeli lines – and now they’ve gotten their wish. Which just goes to underscore the old aphorism about being careful what you wish for.

Because what the Israelis do is pry and probe into every aspect of every airline passengers’ life: questions about their politics as well as their itinerary, about personal issues – you name it. Indeed, every passenger aboard the El Al state-owned Israeli airline is subjected to an extensive interrogation, but it’s hard to see how the relatively small-scale Israeli operation is going to be implemented in the US, which deals with multi-millions of airline passengers every day. The Boston Herald, however, gives us a preview:

“Under the SPOT program, as passengers hand over their boarding passes and identification, specially trained agents will ask three to four questions — from ‘Where have you been?” to “Do you have a business card?” and “Where are you traveling?” — while looking for “micro expressions,” such as lack of eye contact, that might hint at nefarious intent.

“Suspicious individuals will be pulled aside for more questioning, full-body scans and pat-downs. If the encounter escalates, agents will call in state police.”

If you fail to look that plug-ugly TSA moron in the face, and meet his beady-eyed gaze head on, you can look forward to a full-scale assault, which – don’t forget – could “escalate” if you bat an eyelid, in which case the Fullerton Police Department will be called in to do to you what they did to Kelly Thomas

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Libertarian777's picture

Well Asian people are gonna get fucked in their asses by TSA then. In most Asian cultures it's rude to make eye contact unless if you are in a higher social position.

the left behinds's picture

I think people loose sight of the fact that tsa are just a bunch of morons trying to pay their rent like the rest of us. They have to do what they are told just like the rest of us.

I have laughed at them while they literally disassemble my child's car seat for no good reason.

They don't like to be laughed at, but what they have to do IS funny.

Since 'we the people' don't actually have 'rights', and since the actual dirty little animals that make those rules will NEVER face the people they abuse, the anger is pointless/misguided.

if you don't like being searched, don't fly. Only real righ people have is either to participate or don't participate.

Who wants to give money away to an industry that treats us like prisoners and pays the pilots less than 20k a year anyway . . . ?

DonutBoy's picture

This story is not true. Virginia Tech is part of a gun-free zone. All the students are safe and need never take responsibility for their own security.

Silver Dreamer's picture

For the love of liberty, I'm tired of crap like this.  Before the media reports anything, they should know the law.  It is legal to carry openly on a campus, and Virginia is currently going through a heated debate about gun laws on campuses of course.  This is probably a guy pushing the issue by openly carrying, and the others with him are witnesses.  I'd suspect they have cameras on them and other cameras pointed at the group as they walk.  As a member of VCDL, I can tell you this issue is a hot one.  Know the law:

All is chosen's picture

Bloody new world attention seeker! 

How dare he interrupt the financial calamity news flow from my part of the globe.

Some folk have no idea of their place in the pecking order!

Pass me that megaphone:

"Hey boy, you ever heard of the reformation?"

High Plains Drifter's picture

again with the gunman at virginia tech?  they are turning students into paranoid ratfinks...........

Abiotic Oil's picture

It is impossible that someone could/would bring a gun onto that campus.  Guns are illegal there.  I think they even have signs posted.

Silver Dreamer's picture

Guns are not illegal there.  Are you a citizen of the commonwealth?  Look up the law.

masterinchancery's picture

More likely a hoax and official idiocy at VaT.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

My guess?  The man was carrying curtain rods covered in wrapping paper.

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