TCC All Clear After Altercation And Reports Of A Possible Weapon
Update 6:30 pm: The Tallahassee Community College Police Department says all is fine on campus after an altercation Monday between two people led to calls about a possible weapon being involved. No weapon was found, but David Hendry, TCC’s Chief of Police, says officers responded quickly to the scene:
“We received a call at the TCC police department about an argument on campus where someone thought a weapon had been involved," he said. "We located some witnesses, but the suspects had fled. During the course of our investigation, we haven’t determined a weapon was present, only the threat of a weapon.”
Hardy says the school is looking for the two people involved in the dispute to determine what was said and what happened. A decade ago, such an event may not have been newsworthy. But high-profile incidents like the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings and the thwarted attack at the University of Central Florida a month ago has brought attention to the issue of safety on college campuses.
Tallahassee Community College officials say the school has returned to normal after a noon altercation between two people yielded reports of a possible gun involved.
Campus police say they interviewed several people and no weapon was ever seen.
According to the initial TCC Alert: "The altercation occurred outside the Science Math building on the TCC Main Campus simulated an action that was believed to be a firearm. No weapon was ever seen. The suspect was described as a black male 6'2", slender build, light skinned with blue-ish green eyes, shaved head, goatee, wearing a beige shirt and carrying a backpack."
David Hendry, TCC's Chief of Police, says officers were on the scene immediately.
The police department is looking for the people involved in the altercation for questioning.
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