UPDATE 7:42 p.m.
Ealier reports about false alarm at CSUN has been reported as false.
The Sundial, CSUN’s on-campus newspaper, reports that the suspect is still at large.
“The alleged suspect walked out of the library southbound off campus. We’re searching all buildings. It’s a big campus,” Police Captain at California State University, Northridge, Capt. Scott VanScoy told the Sundial.
Four people who fit the description were detained by LAPD and later released.
“The campus remains open. There was no evacuation at any point,” said Carmen Chandler, director of news and information. “The was an assessment made by the campus police chief. The campus remains open (and) the library remains open. But we continue to look for the suspect.” Sundial
UPDATE 6:43 p.m.
The Los Angeles Police Department reported claims of a man with a gun at Cal State Northridge deemed them false.
The university police service issued an email alert reporting a male suspect allegedly carrying a gun while exiting the basement of the Oviatt Library.
The LAPD contacted the suspect and determined there to be no weapon, reports the Daily News.
A lightly complected male, was spotted with a gun exiting the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge today at 4:50 p.m., according to an emergency press release by the university police services.
Authorities are currently conducting a search of the library and the surrounding area while the college has warned students to avoid the area.
The school emailed students and faculty to inform them on the situation.
The man is described as wearing a red t-shirt underneath a black jacket and carrying a backpack. Anyone with information is urged to call university police at 818-677-2111 or to call 911 if in need of help.
Full Press Release:
This is an emergency message for California State University, Northridge. Tis is the Department of Police Services. We have received a report of a man with a gun last seen exiting the basement of the Oviatt Library. Description of the suspect is male, light complected, red t-shirt under a black jacket, black backpack carrying a silver gun. Police are actively searching the area. Avoid area Call 818-677-2111 or 911 for help. This concludes this message.