Classes to resume at Macomb Community College after gunman prompts lockdown

Posted at 6:58 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 05:26:06-04

5:15 a.m. Wednesday

Classes will resume at Macomb Community College on Wednesday after a reported gunman prompted a lockdown at the college on Tuesday night.

It started when someone called in the report of a man with a gun on the campus, which led to the school sending out alerts to students to shelter in place.

Police were called in, including K9s and helicopters and the campus was locked down for nearly three hours.

Around 9 p.m., the lockdown was lifted when police couldn't find the gunman. 

He is described as a white male carrying an assault rifle and wearing camouflage. 

9:19 p.m.

In a post on their website, Macomb County Community College says the lockdown has now been lifted. The campus will remain closed for the rest of the evening. Classes will resume Wednesday.

No other details have been released.

8:02 p.m.

Police say they are looking for a white man with grey hair and wearing cameo clothing. He may have been armed with a long gun and was last seen headed towards a wooded area.

6:58 p.m.

Macomb County Community College's Center Campus is on lockdown.

A message on the school's website says it was put into place because of a report of a man carrying an automatic weapon near a wooded area.

The message advises anyone on campus to seek shelter immediately. It also says anyone not on campus should not come to the campus.