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Suspect Who Pointed Gun at Students in College Cafeteria Arrested at LAX

Authorities responded to Mount San Jacinto College, which was locked down for the search

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    Suspected College Campus Gunman Arrested at LAX

    A man suspected of pointing a gun at students at Mount San Jacinto College was arrested at LAX Wednesday afternoon. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019)

    A twenty-six-year-old man suspected of pointing a gun at students at Mount San Jacinto College was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.

    Mount San Jacinto College was locked down at about 10:30 a.m., when authorities received a report of a man with a gun in the school's cafeteria. The man pointed the gun at a group of students, but did not fire.

    There were no reports of injuries. Classes were cancelled for the day.

    The suspect was identified as Gregory Abejon, 26, from San Jacinto, by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Abejon "entered the cafeteria on campus, brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the nearby students," the sheriff's department said in a statement.

    There were about 500 people on campus at the time, college officials said.

    Other nearby schools, including an elementary school, were also locked down. The lockdown was lifted at about 1:30 p.m.

    Abejon was located at LAX and arrested for brandishing a firearm and terrorist threats, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.