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Philadelphia college lockdown: Police say teen pulled gun on student

Philadelphia college lockdown: Police say teen pulled gun on student

By AP Via Syracuse.com

A teenager pulled a gun on a student outside a community college building, prompting a campus lockdown and police search and leading to the teen's arrest, police said.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told reporters Tuesday that there were no reports of gunfire or injuries following the 9:30 a.m. Tuesday encounter at the Community College of Philadelphia.

Ramsey said it was unrelated to an Internet threat that had prompted increased security at Philadelphia-area colleges the day before.

"These are two individuals who have a history," he said. "They were arguing over something. At some point in time this individual pulls a gun on the other — not uncommon in Philadelphia, unfortunately."

After the student reported that the teenager pulled a gun on him, the Community College of Philadelphia campus was locked down and administrators asked students and staff to shelter in place while police searched buildings.

Shortly before noon, a 17-year-old was apprehended without incident in a classroom, Ramsey said. Officers were still searching the campus for the weapon, he said.

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