- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) - Officials say a gunman forced Northern New Mexico College to lockdown its campus.

KOB-TV reports students at the Espanola college were urged Monday night to stay indoors as authorities searched for a reported gunman who allegedly confronted two female student-athletes on campus.

Campus security officer Elijah Abeyta says the incident happened around 6:30 p.m., when a male suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the students in front of the main library.

The incident prompted a campus lockdown as authorities searched for the alleged gunman.

The lockdown was lifted around 7:30 p.m.

Abeyta says it’s unclear as to why the two student-athletes were targeted. He says no shots were fired but the suspect fled in a vehicle with two other occupants, a male and a female.


Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com

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