Virginia Beach police searching for armed man on TCC campus

VIRGINIA BEACH — Police are searching for an armed man accused of trying to assault a Tidewater Community College teacher on the Virginia Beach campus.

According to the Virginia Beach Police Department, the teacher was inside a bathroom when the man entered it and pointed a gun at her. She screamed, and the man left the bathroom.

The man tried to assault the teacher in the Virginia Beach Building at the campus around 3 p.m., located at 1700 College Crescent.

There was a temporary shelter in place around 4 p.m. so officials could determine if the man was still on campus, but that has been lifted, said TCC spokeswoman Marian Anderfuren.

VBPD officers are on campus searching for him.

The man is described as six feet tall and wearing a white shirt and camouflage pants. Officials say he is armed with a handgun.


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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.