A man entered the Medical Faculty Associates building at about 9 a.m. this morning and allegedly pointed a gun at a female employee.
At about 11:47 a.m., the employee notified MFA officials who contacted law enforcement at about 12:30 p.m., according to a statement from the MFA. The the 32-year-old suspect, Tebarek Waktola, is believed to have left campus at about 10:15 a.m., according to a GW Alert. Waktola and the female employee were connected through the MFA, a statement from program said.
The employee said the 5-foot-7-inch black man she spoke with appeared to display a handgun, according to the MFA statement, and was later seen at the Foggy Bottom Metro station.
A GW Alert went out to the campus community shortly after 1 p.m., after the University Police Department received word at 12:30 p.m.
The Metropolitan Police Department received a call that a subject pulled out a gun at the MFA at about 12:42 p.m., public information officer Hugh Carew said.
Police officers sweeped the building following the reports, the practice’s director of marketing Kathryn Kennedy McGriff said. She added that the building has round-the-clock security and is equipped with surveillance cameras that also monitor all checkpoints and entrances.
UPD released a photo of Waktola, asking individuals to call the department if they see him.
The MFA building is at 2150 Pennsylvania Ave.
Lauren French contributed to this report.