Update: PHILADELPHIA - Police say an armed student who flashed a gun in a community college in Philadelphia is in custody.
Authorities said a 23-year-old man was taken into custody without incident at his northeast Philadelphia apartment building around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
There was no word on what charges the suspect would be facing.
Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross said police were told that a student had brandished a handgun after an argument with another student in a chemistry classroom at Community College of Philadelphia shortly after noon.
Another nearby school was placed on lockdown as a precaution. No injuries were reported.
Originally reported: PHILADELPHIA - Police are investigating a report of a person with a handgun at a community college in Philadelphia. No injuries were reported.
A witness told KYW-TV that one student pulled the gun on another student after an argument in a classroom at Community College of Philadelphia shortly after noon Wednesday.
Lt. John Stanford told the station that officers were clearing the building floor by floor to make sure the individual was no longer there.
The college said on its website that the main campus had been closed due to an "emergency situation." People were asked not to come to the campus north of the city center. Those on campus were told to shelter in place awaiting further instructions.
Nearby Julia R. Masterman school was placed on lockdown as a precaution.