Salisbury University On Lockdown, Manhunt Underway

Salisbury University is currently on lockdown due to a manhunt for a suspect who is wanted for attempted murder of two police officers.

The suspect, Edwin Lamont Fletcher, rammed a Wicomico Sheriff’s Deputy’s car in downtown Salisbury and fired shots at another officer according to WBOC-TV.

Police say Fletcher is armed and dangerous, they’re urging members of the Salisbury community to be cautious of their surroundings and stay indoors.

Fletcher is a black male, 6’2″, 180lbs, wearing dark clothing. Here is a picture courtesy of SBY News:

The suspect’s name is Edwin Lamont Fletcher.

According to WMDT, a Wicomico County Deputy and a Maryland State Police trooper are currently being treated for injuries that are not gunshot wounds.

WMDT-TV is also reporting that no one in the incident was shot. Salisbury University students are taking this situation in stride, reacting to the lockdown on Twitter:

UPDATE 10:32 p.m. – Fletcher was last seen in the area of Camden Ave. and Ohio Ave. according to WBOC-TV.

DelmarvaNow is also reporting that Maryland State Police has taken the lead in this case.

Multiple agencies including the Salisbury Police Department are also involved in the manhunt.

Here is a picture of Fletcher’s vehicle (a white Dodge truck) being taken away by police from SBYNews:

UPDATE 11:11 p.m. – Despite being told in a school alert to stay indoors, students at Salisbury University’s Blackwell Library were told to leave the premises immediately.

A student on Facebook says:

Salisbury made us evacuate the library at 11 at night because apparently were safer walking/driving to or respected homes versus staying in a secur building with police people all around the only entrance and exit. I’m sorry this makes no sense. 

UPDATE 12:14 a.m. – 


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