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Cal State Northridge student arrested in campus gun report

September 28, 2011 |  5:42 pm

Cal State Northride gunman report
A 22-year-old philosophy student at Cal State Northridge has been arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats in an incident that forced students to be evacuated as police searched for a reported gunman.

Gahren Moradian of Burbank was being held at Los Angeles County Jail, university officials said Wednesday afternoon.

The incident began about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday when university police received a call from the Oviatt Library about a man who was possibly armed with a gun.

The man had been lying on a bench outside the library, mumbling incoherently and indicating that he had a gun and was planning to use it, the university said in a statement.

University police were alerted and evacuated the library and began the searching the campus.

Moradian was arrested Tuesday night after turning himself in to authorities. No gun was recovered.

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Photo: Hundreds of students had to be evacuated from the library at Cal State Northridge.

Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5

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