Oh, no! Assault umbrella sighted on a university campus!
|First they came for the assault umbrellas, but I didn't object because . . .|
A report of man carrying a rifle on the campus of Cal State University San Marcos prompted a campuswide lockdown and search by local law enforcement officials Wednesday.
Officials told NBC 7 they determined the man involved was carrying an umbrella, not a rifle.
The initial report described a bald man carrying a rifle on the campus north of San Diego just before 9 a.m., San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies said.
Campus police put the university on lockdown and began a security sweep. After searching for 30 minutes, no suspect was found, no shots were fired and no one was injured.
Some students who were working on campus Wednesday had just been trained the day prior for the possibility of an active shooter on campus.
“It’s definitely scary knowing someone could be around the corner, you know, with a gun,” said Lane Giammalva. “You just have to remain calm, protect yourself and protect the people next to you.”