Reports of a gunman prompted an evacuation Monday afternoon at San Jose State. But police re-opened the campus after determining there was no threat.
BBC has been cleared and re-opened by the University Police Department at #SJSU.
— SJSU (@SJSU) December 9, 2014
SJSU police made a floor-by-floor sweep of the Boccardo Business Complex and the adjacent Business Tower after a student overheard a couple people mention "the possibility of a gunman in the building" on their way out. That conversation was immediately reported to campus police at around 3pm Monday.
The business complex were evacuated shortly after. Police tape went up. A stretch of 10th Street was closed to traffice. The San Jose Police Department dispatched offers to the scene.
Officers searched the building and interviewed faculty and other students, but found no evidence of a gunman. They re-opened the area an hour-and-a-half later, around 4:30pm.
The news about a possible gunman on campus, even if was a false alarm is unsettling. I have all my classes in that building. #SJSU
— Stephanie Wong (@stephaniepwong) December 9, 2014
The school reminds the community to report safety concerns. Students, faculty and staff can call 9-1-1 or the university police director at 408.924.2222.