Suspicious person prompts lockdown at Skyline College

August 8, 2013 6:26:22 PM PDT
Skyline College in San Bruno was locked down Thursday because of a report of a person with a gun in the area, a school spokeswoman said.

Around 4:20 p.m., San Francisco sheriff's officials and San Bruno police alerted school personnel about a report of somebody with a rifle heading toward the campus, located at 3300 College Drive, spokeswoman Barbara Christensen said.

The community college is adjacent to a San Francisco County Jail facility.

The report was that the armed person had been seen in the Sweeney Ridge park behind the campus, she said.

As of 5:15 p.m. the campus remained on lockdown.

A man answering the phone at the Skyline College Bookstore at about 5 p.m. said the bookstore was in lockdown.

"We just took in some people, right now we're just making sure that everyone is safe," he said before abruptly hanging up.

A lieutenant at the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services said he received an alert advising people on campus to stay away from windows and lock all doors.

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