Cal State Northridge officials planned to finish their search for a possible campus gunman Tuesday afternoon and reopen the evacuated Oviatt Library.
Capt. Alfredo Fernandez of the campus police department said officers are waiting for a Los Angeles Police Department bomb-sniffing dog to arrive and go through the building before reopening the library. It was evacuated at 10:27 a.m. after a staffer reported that a man in the library said he had a gun.
According to a statement sent out by the university, the man was described as 5-feet-8 with short, spiky hair, and wearing jeans and a white T-shirt that read "human rights violation."
Officials said it was unclear whether he was a student or whether he in fact had a gun."No one ever saw a person with a gun. This individual said he had one," Fernandez said.
Fernandez said the man did not threaten to hurt anyone but may have threatened to harm himself.