Man carrying gun arrested at PCC East Campus - Tucson News Now

Man carrying gun arrested at PCC East Campus

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Authorities arrested a man carrying an unloaded gun at the east campus of Pima Community College.

Campus officials said a cafeteria worker spotted the man this afternoon and notified the Department of Public Safety officer on duty at the campus.

Other DPS officers quickly responded and took the man into custody without incident.

Officials said the man is not a PCC student and the handgun was not loaded. Police discovered a warrant was out for the man's arrest.

He was booked into the Pima County Jail.

No students were hurt and PCC officials said the campus is now running normally.

PCC Chancellor Lee Lambert sent the following letter to campus staff:


I am writing to inform you that officers from our Department of Public Safety earlier this afternoon arrested a man at East Campus.

The episode began when a cafeteria employee told East Campus' on-duty DPS officer that he had seen a man with a handgun.

Reports of weapons on campus activate a full response by the College. Other PCC DPS officers quickly arrived at East Campus. The man was located and taken into custody without incident after it was determined there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

The man is not a PCC student. At no time were threats made, and the handgun was not loaded. He currently is at the Pima County Jail.

The arrest took place with no disruption to East Campus' operations, thanks to our officers' decisive work and keen observation by the cafeteria employee.

Lee D. Lambert,


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