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Cal State Fullerton lockdown: Students use Twitter to spread word

December 12, 2012 |  6:45 pm

Cal State Fullerton was on lockdown -- perhaps for hours -- as police looked for an armed robbery suspect.

Students and others stuck inside university buildings have been sending out tweets and sharing photos about the situation.

"Hope everyone is OK and it won't be too long a night," one student, who was not on campus, wrote on Twitter.

Officials said they don't know when the lockdown will end.

“This may be an all-night affair,” said Sgt. Jeff Stuart with the Fullerton Police Department. “The safety of the staff and students are our primary concerns at this point. "

Officials are treating the search as if the suspect is armed and dangerous, he said.

The suspect is one of five people who led police on a high-speed chase across four counties Wednesday after robbing a jewelry store in Moreno Valley. Shots were fired during the incident, but it is not clear if anyone was fatally injured, said Officer Steve Carapia of the California Highway Patrol’s Riverside office.

During the chase, the suspects stopped at the university about 3:47 p.m. and ran. Of three that fled south on campus, one was captured, one stole a car and was later arrested in Watts and one is still on the loose. Of the two who ran north, one was taken into custody and the second is still at large, perhaps hiding in the school.

Here are some aggregated photos from social media websites:


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