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Lockdown lifted at San Jose city college campus, no gunman found

9:41 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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SAN JOSE (BCN) - A lockdown at San Jose City College was lifted tonight after officers spent several hours searching the campus for a reported gunman.

The campus was locked down at about 4:30 p.m. after school officials received reports of an alleged armed suspect on campus.

City college and San Jose police searched the campus for nearly three hours and did not find an armed suspect or a weapon, police said.

Police said there were no reports of gunshots.

By around 6:30 p.m. the lockdown and search were focused on the college's technology building and neighboring buildings, school officials said.

Students Jannet Lara, 22, and Nathaniel Guevara, 20, were in class when the lockdown went into effect.

"We just locked the doors, turned out the lights and got under the tables," Lara said. "I didn't know what to think. I just wanted to go home."

By 7:45 p.m. the campus lockdown had been lifted and students were notified that classes will resume Wednesday, said SJCC Vice President of Administrative Services Greg Nelson.

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