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Reports of Gunman at Philadelphia Community College Prompts Lockdown; Suspect in Custody

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Students and staff were asked to shelter in place while police searched the campus.

PHILADELPHIA (TheBlaze/AP) -- Police say a man reportedly pulled a gun during a confrontation with another man outside a Community College of Philadelphia building, prompting a campus lockdown and a large police response.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told reporters Tuesday that there were no reports of shooting or injuries.

CBS Philly reported that police arrested a suspect amid the campus lockdown:

Ramsey says the encounter was not random but rather "two individuals who have a history." He says the person who reported having a gun pulled on him around 9:30 a.m. was a student, but it's unclear whether the other man was a student.

Students and staff were asked to shelter in place while police searched the campus. Nearby public schools also were placed on lockdown.

On Monday, Philadelphia-area colleges and universities increased security amid an FBI warning about an online posting threatening violence.

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