Death near parking garage causes blockage

The crime scene, the parking garage next to the library, was active for about two hours. Normal operations have resumed.


Police say there was no threat to campus and normal operations have resumed. Photo by Kimberly Swan

Kristen Grau and Cameren Boatner

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FAU police responded Tuesday morning to a self-inflicted gunshot wound directly outside of Garage 1 next to the library, according to FAU Chief Press Officer Lisa Metcalf. According to alert messages sent to students, police activity arrived to the scene at around 9 a.m. and left at around 11:48 a.m.

Metcalf said she could not provide further comment.

A parking enforcement official said the garage on Volusia St. was blocked, but normal operations have resumed. 

Students and faculty parked in the library parking lot weren’t able to leave. But as of publication time, FAU says the scene is all clear. Palm Beach State College student Dominick Minervini said he had been waiting for almost two hours to leave the library lot.

Police alerts warned students to avoid the area. They also noted that there was no threat to campus. 

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