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CSUN's Alleged 'Gunman' Turns Himself In

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CSUN posted this photo of the alleged gunman on their Facebook page
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A man California State University, Northridge campus police spent much of Tuesday searching for turned himself in late in the evening yesterday. Following reports of a man with a gun in the school's Oviatt Library yesterday, authorities launched a manhunt that they ultimately called off around dinnertime after the suspect and his alleged weapon did not turn up.

Reports indicated the young man, wearing a t-shirt with the words "Human Rights Violation" handwritten on it, was behaving erratically. It was unclear if he spoke threats to others or himself. "He was approached by concerned students who asked if he needed assistance, according to a campus spokesman. He reportedly told them he had a gun," reports KTLA.

During the search, the library was closed, but the campus remained open. Students were encouraged to leave only if they felt unsafe.

The man's identity has not been released. The Oviatt Library will open at its scheduled time today.