SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — A shelter-in-place order was lifted at Mission College in Santa Clara Monday afternoon and police later determined a suspect who was reportedly armed with a knife at the school posed no threat, according to school officials.
The school posted information about the person armed with a knife in the school’s Gillmor Center at 3000 College Boulevard in Santa Clara just before 1 p.m.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Update: Wildfire Grows To 142,940 Acres; Major Spot Fire Threatens Twain
Shelter In Place. Police responding to person with a knife in Gilmour Center.
Updates posted on Mission social media and District website
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An emergency alert was also issued about the shelter-in-place order by campus police. The school confirmed the order was still in place as of 1:13 p.m.
Authorities are searching for a white male suspect in his 50s with grey curly hair, medium build approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall. The suspect was wearing circular eyeglasses and a black and blue flannel shirt and was spotted in the Gillmor Center bathroom armed with a knife with a 3-4 inch silver blade, according to police.
The shelter-in-place order was lifted at around 1:30 p.m. after Santa Clara police and campus police searched the campus but were initially unable to locate the individual.MORE NEWS: Person On Tracks Hit, Killed By Caltrain In Burlingame
Mission College later announced that police were able to locate and identify the suspect. After talking to the suspect, authorities determined there is no threat to campus.