SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A suspect was taken into custody following a lockdown at Santa Barbara City College Wednesday evening.
The school was put on lockdown after reports of an armed intruder on campus.
Police say the incident stemmed from a warrant. Officers say a man ran away from police when they tried to serve the warrant, which prompted a search in the area, including the college campus.
City College sent a notification to the campus community around 5:45 p.m. saying “Armed intruder SBCC Main Campus Cliff Drive, take appropriate action, RUN HIDE OR FIGHT!”
The school later tweeted that police were investigating a wanted subject in the area of the main campus and that the school was on a full lockdown.
@SB_Police is investigating a wanted subject in the area of SBCC’s main campus (Cliff Drive). SBCC has gone on a full LOCKDOWN
— SB City College (@SantaBarbaraCC) October 31, 2019
A second notification was sent to campus around 6:15 p.m. telling people to continue to shelter in place until an all clear was given.
Police released a description of the man they were looking for and said he was a Hispanic male in his 30s with a shaved head and tattoos on his legs. They said he was wearing a brown flannel shirt with a white undershirt.
This is a developing story and will be updated.