Grand Rapids Community College’s Holland Midtown campus locked down briefly Monday while Holland Police were investigating a homicide that occurred near the college.
A public safety advisory about the incident was sent out to GRCC students and faculty at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Police Chief Rebecca Whitman said that she was notified by staff at the Midtown when the event occurred yesterday. The campus was put on lockdown by the building manager Laurie Boer.
“I was notified by our staff there that the building manager put the building on lockdown due to a homicide that occurred previously at a private residence a couple of blocks away,” Whitman said.
The homicide happened around 1:30 p.m. in Holland. The victim was a 37-year-old woman who was stabbed multiple times inside her home in the 200 block of West 14th Street. She died later of her injuries.
“At that point we started pulling together some information from Holland PD as to what they could tell us and what they were willing to share,”” Whitman said.
Whitman said she did not know how long the lockdown lasted.