A search of a building on the San Jose State campus ended Thursday without any sign of a possible gunman who reportedly was seen walking into the building, authorities said.
University police received a call at around 9 a.m. about a gunman wearing all black clothing seen at the building, which is across from police headquarters in the southern part of the campus near San Salvador Street, according to the dispatcher.
The university sent out a text alert to all students reading -- "Man with gun call - police checking Sweeny Hall - shelter in place."
A student-employee at the Spartan Bookstore near the Student Union said that staff had locked the store doors and employees were sheltering in place. There were no customers in the store, she said.
However, after nearly an hour-long, floor-by-floor search of the building, no sign of a gunman turned up and the shelter-in-place was lifted.
Authorities said the 300 students and faculty members who had sheltered inside the building that houses the school's College of Education were all safe.
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