Possible Man with Gun on Cal State Northridge Campus

As a Cal Stat Northridge Alum, I’m still receiving notifications through their emergency alert system. I received this email about fifteen minutes ago:

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.

 


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UPDATE (1:10pm):

Emergency Update: The University remains open. the Oviatt Library remains closed. Students, faculty and staff who feel uncomfortable may leave campus with proper notification to the faculty/supervisor. Please monitor the CSUN website atwww.csun.edu for updates and information.


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UPDATE: as of 8:30pm, there is a suspect in custody.

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3 Replies to “Possible Man with Gun on Cal State Northridge Campus”

  1. I recently received the following update, along with a link to that same pic:

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    CSUN Police is asking the community to be on alert and on the lookout for the male in the attached photo. This individual is the person of interest in the decision to close the Oviatt Library. University police received information that he indicated he had a gun.

    If anyone has seen or can identify this individual, please contact Police Services at (818) 677-2111.

    The campus remains open. The Oviatt Library remains closed. We understand the concern of students, faculty and staff. As previously shared, you may leave campus with proper notification to your professor/supervisor. Please monitor the CSUN website at http://www.csun.edu for updates and information.

  2. Final update I’ll post, pending any useful or updated information: (received 5:10pm)
    “This is a message for the CSUN community. Following up on the earlier report of the man at the Oviatt Library who indicated he had a gun, we are continuing to closely monitor the situation on campus. The campus community has been helpful in providing leads, and we are following up on all of them.

    “The CSUN Dept. of Police Services, in coordination with the LAPD and CHP, is still in the process of doing a thorough search of the campus and the campus perimeter. At this point, they have identified nothing threatening on or off campus.

    “The university police continue to remain vigilant, and there is a larger than normal contingent of police on campus. Please contact the university police at (818) 677-2111 regarding any suspicious activity.

    “The campus remains open. The Oviatt Library remains closed and will be closed the rest of the evening. We anticipate the library will open tomorrow morning at its normal time, and that the campus will be open and functioning normally.”

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