University of Maryland, Baltimore issues "shelter in place" order amid violent protests

University of Maryland, Baltimore has issued "shelter in place" order amid violent protests.

The University of Maryland Baltimore issued a "shelter in place" order for its campus, telling students and staff not to leave buildings as protests turned violent downtown Saturday.

"UMB Police have issued a shelter in place order for the UMB campus," the alert said. "Do not leave buildings. Avoid campus until further notice."

The weeklong protests and marches over the death of 25-year-old Baltimore man Freddie Gray after he was injured in police custody turned violent outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards downtown, with demonstrators clashing with officers downtown.

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