UPDATE: No gunman at Cal State San Marcos

North Coast Current

An updated safety alert posted by California State University San Marcos on Aug. 20 states there was no reported gunman on campus after all.

As of 9:45 a.m., the campus lockdown was cleared, according to the alert. No weapons were found when authorities contacted the suspect.

According to Twitter reports from campus, a large umbrella had been mistaken for a rifle.

(Update at 9:55 a.m.) According to a San Diego County Sheriff’s Department report, a call came in just before 9 a.m., with a witness telling deputies that a man between 30 to 40 years old with a shaved head, wearing a black shirt and jeans, was carrying what appeared to be a long gun on campus. San Marcos Sheriff’s Station deputies responded and set up a perimeter, the sheriff’s report stated. Deputies searched the campus and found the man fitting the description, and determined he was not carrying a gun, but an umbrella.