All Clear at Broward College After Lockdown

Police said the college was on lockdown after a fight between two men Friday

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    Two men are in custody after they were involved in an altercation that led to a lockdown at Broward College Friday, officials said. (Published Friday, Aug 31, 2012)

    One man is in custody after an altercation led to a lockdown at Broward College Friday afternoon, officials said.

    A young man told police the two suspects, one of which was armed, assaulted him on campus, police said.

    Davie Police chased the suspects and apprehended one at the library and another off-campus where he was found with a gun in his car. Only one of the men was taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest. The man with the gun was not charged as there was no evidence he broke any laws.

    Students, meanwhile, received voicemail and texts alerts about a shooter/armed intruder on campus.

    On Twitter, Broward College tweeted the following: BC Alert: Armed intruder/shooter@ Central. Seek shelter. If off campus, avoid area. http://www.broward.edu/bcalert for details.

    Police said they are searching for the alleged victim who disappeared after the incident. The alleged attackers told police he sold them a bad cell phone and were just trying to get their money back.

    Broward College gave the all clear after 20 minutes after the lockdown Friday afternoon.

    College spokeswoman Aileen Izquierdo said, "We're very grateful this incident turned out to be small in comparison to what, unfortunately, have been larger campus incidents across the country."