CRIME
11/29/2012 02:45 pm ET Updated Nov 29, 2012

Gunman On Campus At Florida Atlantic University: Reports

There are reports of a gunman on campus at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla.

Police are searching for a gunman who robbed another student early Thursday afternoon, according to the Sun Sentinel.

The suspect is a black male, 5' 10', with a muscular build, dressed in white pants and white shirt and wearing a ski mask, the paper reports.

Cops said the suspect put a small handgun to the victim's head and then fled with some of the victim's possessions.

The school released this statement to the press:

FAU ALERT: Armed Intruder on Boca Campus, Arts and Letters Building, Bldg 9, today. An unauthorized armed intruder has been reported in Arts and Letters Building, Bldg 9. Remain alert. Avoid area. Emergency personnel have been called and are on-scene handling the situation. Follow police instructions. Those off campus are advised to stay away until further notice. If you have information relevant to this emergency, call University Police at 911.

FAU Police posted a notice on its Facebook page that the gunman might be on the nearby Palm Beach State College grounds. Both schools are locked down, according to the Palm Beach Post.

This is a breaking story which will be updated as new information becomes available.

UPDATE: FAU is no longer on lockdown, according to WPTV.

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