Los Angeles college evacuated after report of man with gun

LOS ANGELES Fri May 30, 2014 3:40pm EDT

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles college and nearby occupational center were being evacuated and locked down on Friday after reports that a missing and suicidal man could be armed and in the vicinity, police said.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman said officers were searching for the missing 22-year-old man near Pierce College, a community college located in Woodland Hills in the San Fernando Valley. The school issued an "emergency alert" on Twitter telling students not to come to campus.

The West Valley Occupational Center was also placed on lockdown, police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said. The missing man was described as wearing all black clothing and carrying a backpack and a skateboard, she said.

The incident comes a week after 22-year-old Elliot Rodger shot and killed three students near the University of California, Santa Barbara, campus. Rodger had earlier stabbed three people to death in his apartment.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Leslie Adler)

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Bubbles00 wrote:
And now for our daily mass shooting report…. brought to you by the NRA.

May 30, 2014 4:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carnivalchaos wrote:
Drastic times call for drastic measures. Time to put heavy restrictions on guns like other countries.

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