Dallas-area college lifts lockdown for gunman
POSTED: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 4:27pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 4:27pm
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) - Dallas police say the student
responsible for a Dallas-area community college being placed on
lockdown has been hospitalized for mental evaluation.
Brookhaven College was locked down for about an hour Monday
after a report that a suicidal male student with a gun was
barricaded in a campus bathroom.
The lockdown ended after a search by campus police failed to locate the student.
Dallas police spokeswoman Janice Crowther said police found the
student - without a gun - in front of his residence and transported
him to a hospital.
The episode began when witnesses told police the student wanted
to kill himself. It comes a week after a University of Texas
student shot himself to death in a campus library after opening
fire on campus.