KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo |  Breaking News| Weather | School Closings | Traffic

UCCS Campus Police Detain Man With BB Gun

By: KKTV
By: KKTV
A realistic BB gun by maker Daisy. Via AP

A realistic BB gun by maker Daisy. Via AP

Tense moments at UCCS Tuesday after a man pulled out what appeared to be a gun from his jacket.

Campus police say the man showed the gun after asking a UCCS police officer if he could carry one on campus.

The man complied with orders to put the gun on the ground. Campus police immediately determined it was a BB gun.

The man was escorted off campus and told that he is not allowed back on the grounds.

We are told he was not a UCCS student or affiliated with the school at all.

Below is a memo from campus police:

To the Campus Community:

Campus safety was ensured this afternoon following action by Campus Police officers.

At about 12:30 p.m., a male passenger from a city bus approached a UCCS police officer and asked if he could have a gun on campus and removed what appeared to be a gun from his jacket pocket. After complying with the officer’s request to put the gun on the ground, the officer determined the gun was a BB gun. After questioning, the man was given an exclusion notice and escorted from campus. He was not a UCCS student and, to our knowledge, not affiliated with the campus in any way.

At no time were members of the campus community in danger. Campus police officers reacted to the situation in a professional manner.

Following the events in Boston yesterday, I understand the heightened sensitivity of campus community members. I assure you that Campus Police officers are actively patrolling the campus to ensure a safe learning environment. As always, community members are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to Campus Police by calling 255-3111.

Respectfully,
Brian McPike, interim chief, UCCS Police Department


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 203300971