Fordham Public Safety advised students and staff to stay on campus late Monday night while authorities hunted for suspects believed to have shot and wounded NYPD officers near Rose Hill, officials said.
Following a massive manhunt around Fordham’s largest campus, three men were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon, according to media reports.
“We needed to, and did, alert our students to not be on the streets while these two perps were actively being sought by the NYPD,” John Carroll, director of Public Safety, told Fordham Daily.
“We always need to adjust our security to what is happening at the time,” he added.
The wounded officers were responding to a robbery call at a Chinese restaurant on Tiebout Avenue when a gunman opened fire, wounding the cops, and then fled the scene, media reports indicate.
One officer was shot in the back and the other was shot in the arm, according to reports. Both were being treated at St. Barnabas Hospital and are expected to survive.
“Thank God the officers were not fatally injured,” Carroll said. “And thank God this did not involve anyone from our university.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton visited the officers in the hospital late Monday night.