UPDATE 11:08 a.m. EST: The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that police believe the call was a hoax. A man believed to be responsible for the calls was detained at Palomar College.


UPDATE 10:56 a.m. EST: NBC San Diego reports that people living near Palomar College aren't considered to be in danger following the reports of a man with a gun. The news outlet said several San Diego County sheriff's deputies have been posted by the school as a precaution.


Original story:

Palomar College in California is under lockdown early Tuesday morning amid reports of a man on campus who claims to have an AK-47.

The college, located in San Marcos, near San Diego, went into lockdown following the 6:32 a.m. call from a man who claimed to have a gun, according to 10News.com.

The man also claimed to have shot someone at a home in Escondido, but police checked out the location and determined nobody was shot, the station reported, citing sheriff’s deputies.

Palomar College is on winter break, but deputies with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department closed all entrances to the San Marcos school.