Students and faculty at Riverside City College were ordered to shelter in place for hours Tuesday due to a standoff with a man who was seen carrying a knife on campus, authorities said. He was eventually taken into custody and classes resumed as normal.
The lockdown order was issued around 9:30 a.m. when the suspect was originally barricaded somewhere on campus, officials said.
The man fled into a wash near the football field when law enforcement arrived, according to KTLA reporter Rich Prickett.
Riverside police officers and county sheriff’s deputies contacted the suspect and sent a robot into the wash, aerial footage showed.
Around noon, the man emerged from another entrance to the tunnel roughly a half-mile away from campus where he was taken into custody, Prickett said. The college issued an “all clear” message on social media.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or direct threats to students and faculty.