Cumberland County College in New Jersey is on lockdown after reports of a “hostile intruder.” There is no word on if the intruder is armed, the school’s alert merely said “hostile.”
A message on the Cumberland County College’s website reads: “Secure yourself in a safe location. Remain in a safe location until additional instructions are received. Silence any mobile devices. If you are not on campus please stay away.”
The Cumberland County Technical Education Center and Inspira Medical Center Vineland have also been placed on lockdown. According to The Daily Journal, an alarm is sounding on campus and a loudspeaker message is urging people to stay away from campus and silence cell phones.
via The Daily Journal:
Millville police Lt. Ross Hoffman said the lockdown was ordered by the Vineland Police Department around 9:20 a.m.
An employee of the hospital reported her ex-husband called to say he had shot himself and was walking on foot to the medical facility, which prompted the lockdown, Hoffman said. The college and high school were locked down due to their proximity to the hospital, Hoffman said.
Police do not believe the man is in the area, but the whole area is being searched, Hoffman said. Vineland police confirmed they were looking for a man, possibly from Millville.
Police in neighboring Millville told NBC Philadelphia that the lockdown is due to a situation in Millville and that the incident is not happening on the CCC campus.
The school is asking those on campus to remain in hiding, and those not on campus to stay away.
There is no information about or description of the intruder at this time.
Cumberland County College is a community college located on the 3300 block of College Drive in Vineland, New Jersey.
No further details are known at this time.
What Happened at Cumberland County College?
Around 10:00 a.m. EST, Cumberland County College was placed on lockdown due to reports of a “hostile intruder.”
The school posted an alert saying: “Secure yourself in a safe location. Remain in a safe location until additional instructions are received. Silence any mobile devices. If you are not on campus please stay away.”
About Cumberland County College
Cumberland County College is a community college in Vineland, New Jersey, that enrolls approximately 4,000 students.
CCC offers 87 programs leading to Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, in addition to academic, career and short-term training programs.
The school was established in 1996. The Class of 2017, the largest in Cumberland County College’s history, had 758 graduates.
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