Update: Following a fruitless police search for the man the library will reopen on-schedule tomorrow morning, a CSUN official tells the Weekly. Also, check out a photo of the person of interest after the jump. First posted at 12:39 p.m.

Oviatt Library at Cal State Northridge was evacuated this morning and students were told they could skip class following a scary report of a man with a gun, a suspect who was said to appear to be of Middle Eastern descent. (The campus has him as “white”).

He was reportedly wearing a t-shirt on that reads “human rights violation.” The report came in shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to a campus press release.

But so far, no gunman has been found.

That's him.; Credit: CSUN

That's him.; Credit: CSUN

The campus police told students to “be advised to be on the lookout for this individual” and to call cops at 818-677-2111 if he is seen. The man was described as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall.


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[Added]: City News Service quotes KCAL9's report: The guy appeared to be in distress and, when asked if he was okay, said he had a gun before disappearing.

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