Man with gun detained at University of California, Irvine

Mar 31, 2015 5:57 PM by News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Police at the University of California, Irvine, have detained a man who was seen carrying a gun on campus.

Students were told to shelter in place shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday after the report involving a tall, bald man near some flagpoles.

University spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon says the man apparently dropped the concealed gun, then picked it up and concealed it again and kept walking toward a plaza that houses the School of the Arts.

Lawhon says the man was located about a half an hour later and was being interviewed.

The school says there was no threat to the campus and students are being urged to resume their normal activities.

The incident came as an afternoon ceremony was being held to install the school's new chancellor.

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