Suspect in custody following lockdown at Santa Barbara City College

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.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *