(UPDATE) Report: Threat at Community College of Philadelphia Is Over

Incident started with classroom argument.

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[UPDATE 1:40 p.m.] CBS Philly reports: “Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Ross said he is “99-percent” certain that the threat at the school was over. Ross said the 24-year-old suspect was in touch with his father and was expected to surrender to authorities Wednesday afternoon.”

[UPDATE: 1:27 p.m.] NBC 10 reports: “According to a witness, one student pulled a gun on another student during an argument inside that building. One building has been evacuated, other neighboring schools are on lockdown and SEPTA buses have been detoured while SWAT teams investigate. Police are looking for a white man wearing a gray sweatshirt.”




[UPDATE: 1:12 p.m.] According to the Philadelphia Police Facebook page: "Within the next 30 minutes, an update regarding the situation at the CCP Main Campus will be given to assembled media at the North West corner of 17th and Spring Garden streets. Again, at this time, there are NO reported injuries and NO reports of a shooting."

[ORIGINAL] "Police have been called to the Community College of Philadelphia after a report of a person with a weapon. The report came in just after 12 p.m. Wednesday," 6ABC reports. "Students are being evacuated from the school. Philadelphia Police say SWAT and other officers are clearing the building as a precaution."

No suspect has been located, according to media outlets; no shots are known to have been fired.

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