Investigation Continues Following Lockdown At Community College Of Philadelphia

Police Commissioner: So Far No Gun Has Been Found, No Charges Filed

By Walt Hunter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says so far no gun has been found, and no charges filed, in connection with a “man with a gun” call that led to a lockdown at Community College of Philadelphia and a huge police response.

Heavily armed SWAT teams searched the school just after 9:30 a.m. after a “man with a gun” was reported to have run inside. Police say their initial reports indicated the man had a dispute with a CCP student outside the school before running inside.

Two hours after the search began, a 17-year-old man was taken into custody at an adjoining school and was brought to Central detectives to be questioned. Police say he did not resist, was not carrying a weapon and is not charged with any crime.

Around 5 p.m., seven detectives returned to campus to move forward with the investigation.

Police emphasize whatever did happen, it is not connected to Monday’s cyberthreats at local campuses.

As police continue trying to piece together exactly what did happen at CCP, the school is expected to be open with normal activities on Wednesday morning.

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