People with BB guns prompt lockdown at Colorado College on Tuesday

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Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 4:14 PM MST
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Colorado College went on a brief lockdown Tuesday afternoon following a report of a person with a gun.

The college confirmed with 11 News authorities made contact with the person in question and the incident was resolved peacefully. The lockdown was issued at about 3:45 p.m. and lifted minutes later.

Colorado College provided the following statement to 11 News at 5:50 p.m.:

"A call came into Colorado Springs Police Department regarding a man two blocks from campus brandishing a weapon, and that the suspect was traveling southbound toward campus. This activated our emergency response protocol, and we began constant communication with law enforcement via our Campus Resource Officer. A message to shelter in place was sent out to the campus until law enforcement could conduct a search of the area. During that search, Colorado Springs Police Department located several suspects who admitted to having bb guns. After consultation with CSPD, it was determined there was no longer a threat to CC.

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