Lockdown lifted after report of man with automatic weapon at Macomb County Community College

Gunman reported near wooded area at Center Campus


MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – Reports of a man carrying an automatic weapon prompted a lockdown Tuesday at Macomb County Community College.

The lockdown was lifted after 9 p.m.

The man was seen around 6 p.m. Tuesday near the wooded area at Center Campus, which is now on lockdown until further notice, according to the school's website.

A doctor leaving Henry Ford Hospital believes he saw a man with a long gun walking into the woods near the nature center, police said.

Clinton Township police, Sterling Heights police and college police are searching for the man. Police are also using K-9 units.

No shots have been fired, and there has been no criminal activity, police said. According to open carry laws in Michigan, the man has done nothing wrong, but police are continuing to search.

Anyone who is on campus is asked to seek shelter immediately. If you are not on campus, you are asked not to come to campus.

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