A man suspected of bringing a gun to California State University, Northridge and hiding in the Oviatt Library turned himself into university police after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, according Carmen Ramos Chandler, director of news and information at CSUN.
The man was apprehended nearly 10 hours after an extensive search of the library began, which included forces from the CSUN University Police, California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Police Department.
At approximately 10:27 a.m. Tuesday, reports of a white male carrying a gun began reaching students and faculty through the college’s emergency notification system. The man was seen outside of the library wearing a white tee shirt that read “Human Rights Violation.”
It is unclear whether or not the man had a gun. See below for the original press release.
ORIGINAL FULL PRESS RELEASE:
This is an emergency notification (Oviatt Library) message for the California State University, Northridge community. At 10:27 this morning University police received information of a white male 5’8 wearing a white tee shirt that says “human rights violation”, of potential middle eastern descent, short spiky hair, short jeans, indicated he had a gun. University police are currently conducting a thorough search of the Oviatt library. Campus is advised to be on the lookout for this individual. If seen – do not approach and contact Police at 818-677-2111. Further information will be released as available.