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Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 6:31 p.m.

Georgetown student arrested for bathroom gunshot

While bathroom crime at GW last week involved a hammer, the weapon of choice at Georgetown last night was a gun.

During Georgetown’s basketball season kickoff known as “Midnight Madness,” a shot was fired in the men’s bathroom of McDonough gymnasium, Georgetown campus news outlets Vox Populi and The Hoya reported.

Vox Populi, the blog of the Georgetown Voice, reported today that Alex Thiele, a freshman, was booked by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District at 12:30 a.m. for possession of a handgun without a license, theft and destruction of property.

The gun was taken from a U.S. Park Police officer, according to the Vox Populi report.

While no injuries were reported, a toilet was damaged. Vox Populi has photos from the scene.

  • Mr Common sense

    Arm DPS because they put their lives on the line to catch this guy
    And I was there at the gym when they detained all the students their
    I was embarressed by the GU students behavior they were yelling insults at the DPS officers chanting Ole Ole crowd surfing and generally being disrespectful
    I was ashamed to be affilited with the school at all

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