SAN DIEGO – Students and staff were forced to shelter in place for about 30 minutes due to a possible armed suspect near San Diego State University Tuesday morning.
The SDSU Police Department sent out an alert to students at 10:35 a.m. about an armed suspect near Alvarado Hospital, which is located right off campus. The SDSU Children's Center and Residence Halls were placed on lockdown.
According to San Diego police, the incident began when officers saw a man running across the Interstate 8 freeway and learned he may have fled the scene of an accident. A witness told police he may also be armed with a handgun, although that was not confirmed.
The man was apprehended a little before 11 a.m. No further details about the situation or the suspect were immediately disclosed.
SDSU Police are searching for an armed suspect near Alvarado Hospital, just off campus. Please shelter in place. https://t.co/jC62YP0WGF