Suspect arrested after bringing gun to Mt. San Jacinto College
Mt. San Jacinto College was on lockdown for about four hours Wednesday after a man with a gun was reported on campus, authorities said. The suspect was eventually taken into custody.
No shots were fired and no injuries were reported, officials said.
Authorities received the report of a man with a gun at the college shortly before 9:30 a.m., Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Robyn Flores told reporters. Responding deputies said the man had entered a cafeteria, walked up to a table where students were seated and pointed a gun at them before exiting the building, she said.
The suspect, 25-year-old Greg Abejon, was arrested after checking in at Los Angeles International Airport, the Sheriff’s Department said. Investigators believe he was trying to flee the country.
The college canceled classes at all campuses “out of an abundance of caution,” though it said there were no threats to any other sites, according to an alert issued to students about noon.
Other nearby schools — Clayton A. Record Jr. Elementary, San Jacinto Leadership Academy and Betty G. Gibbel Regional Learning Center — also were placed on lockdown while authorities searched for the suspect , the Sheriff’s Department said. The lockdowns for all schools were lifted by about 1:30 p.m.
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