Student dies in City Hall

A male student was found dead in City Hall Wednesday afternoon, in what Metropolitan Police Department officers are classifying as a suicide.

MPD, University Police Department officers and medical examiners responded to the scene after 2 p.m. to find a male student dead in his room.

There is no indication the death was the result of a criminal act, University President Steven Knapp said.

“I am deeply saddened to report that the university has been notified of the death of one of our students. The student was found in his room this afternoon at the City Hall residence hall,” Knapp said. “On behalf of the entire university community, I would like to express our sorrow and extend my condolences to the student’s family and friends.”

The University is withholding the student’s name until arrangements can be made with the family.

“We have reached out to a family member, and we will release more information as it becomes available,” University spokeswoman Candace Smith said.

UPD Chief Kevin Hay said MPD officers are the lead investigators on the case.

Members of the community may contact the University Counseling Center at 202-994-5300.

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