1 arrested after gunman reported at Broward College

Police: Gunman had firearm legally

DAVIE, Fla. - One man was arrested and students at Broward College were forced into lockdown after a gunman was reported on campus on Friday afternoon.

"We were pretty scared in there," said Jasmine Macedo, a student.

Davie police said it started when a man said he was attacked in the parking lot. He told security he was punched in the face and that two men were after him and one had a gun.

"He's just like, 'We're going on lockdown,' and we're like, 'Why?'" said Macedo.

About 2:10 p.m., students and staff received text messages and phone calls about finding shelter if they were on campus because of a reported gunman. Some even found out on Facebook.

"I got a text and a call," said Macedo.

Police tracked down one man in the library and another in his car. Inside the car, officers also found a gun.

"The person in the vehicle has a weapon in the vehicle. Some type of firearm, I don't know what type," said Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle.

The man with the gun was not arrested. Police said he had the gun legally.

About 20 minutes later, the school tweeted: "BC Alert All Clear. Emergency over. Return to normal business." Police said no one was shot, and no one besides the initial victim had been threatened.

Local 10's Ross Palombo asked Aileen Izquierdo with Broward College if any of the men involved were students.

"These folks seem to have been students at one point but I cannot identify at this point whether they were students at this time, in this semester," said Izquierdo.

One man was arrested and charged with resisting arrest. Police said he punched the victim who reported the two men after him.

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