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Unclear if alleged gunman at Cal State Northridge, LAPD says

September 27, 2011 | 12:51 pm

Photo: Hundreds of students had to be evacuated from the Cal State Northridge library. Credit: KTLA-TV

The Los Angeles Police Department is assisting Cal State Northridge officials in a search for a possible gunman on campus.

Officer Fred Queto at the LAPD's Devonshire station said there have been no reports of shots fired or students injured, and that it was unclear whether the suspected gunman is on campus.

According to an emergency notification on the school's Facebook page, police received a report at 10:27 a.m. of a man who indicated he had a gun. The man was described as 5-feet-8 with short, spiky hair. He was said to be wearing a white T-shirt that says "human rights violation" and short jeans.

The notice said university police were conducting a search of the Oviatt Library.

The campus sent out the follow message: "The University remains open. Students, faculty and staff who feel uncomfortable may leave campus with proper notification to their faculty/supervisor. Please monitor the CSUN website at www.csun.edu for updates and information."

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Photo: A police car is parked on a sidewalk at Cal State Northridge after students were evacuated from the school's library in reponse to a report of an armed man on campus. Credit: KTLA-TV

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