San Marcos,
09:22 AM

Campus Safety Alert - Lockdown Lifted

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Update at 11:00 a.m.

The suspect was identified as a member of the CSUSM staff and deemed to be unarmed and not a threat. It was his umbrella and carrying bag that had been misidentified as a weapon.

Update at 9:35 a.m.

Contact was made with suspect. No weapons were found.  The campus has been cleared to return to normal activities.


California State University San Marcos is currently on lockdown due to a suspect on campus possibly carrying a rifle. The suspect is a white male, bald, wearing a black shirt and jeans.

All individuals should remain on lockdown and barricaded until further notice.