Los Angeles City College was on lockdown for several hours Monday after officials reported a stabbing incident in which one person died.
Calls about the incident in the 800 block of North Heliotrope Drive came in around 2:00 p.m.
According to Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Meza, two male transients were involved in an altercation on campus that escalated into a fatal stabbing. The stabbing victim died at the scene.
LASD said deputies were searching for a Black male described as approximately 5 feet 7 inches, weighing around 160 pounds, wearing a black shirt, white shorts, a black jacket and blue shoes.
Just before 3:30 p.m., officials at L.A. City College tweeted, “CAMPUS EMERGENCY. STABBING INCIDENT. SHELTER IN PLACE.”
College officials also said that students should “stay away from campus,” and that in-person classes scheduled for this evening were canceled, though online classes would take place.
The lockdown was “cleared” and people were “free to leave,” the college tweeted just before 5:30 p.m.
It is unclear if the stabbing suspect was captured or is still on the loose.