Classes back open a day after campus manhunt

Classes resumed at UC Berkeley on Friday morning, a day after the campus was shut down because of an hours-long manhunt.

Authorities detained the person they were looking for but still had not said Friday morning whether they’d made an arrest. The manhunt came after what authorities were informed of what they called a ‘grave, grave threat.”

“The University of California Police Department located the individual off-campus and the matter was resolved,” UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ wrote in a statement.

The hours-long manhunt led to a shelter-in-place order on the campus that lasted more than four hours. Campus authorities lifted the shelter in place about 1:40 pm, and all-clear message went out to the campus at 2.

Christ called the threats “credible” and said they were directed “toward members of our campus community.”

Authorities canceled classes Thursday and encouraged instructors to accommodate students by recording their remote classes for viewing at another time. Classes are scheduled to end April 29, followed by finals.

Police closed the campus library, parking garages, dining halls and the rest of their more than 100 buildings. They advised students still in the building to stay there and to move away from doors and windows, and other students were told to stay away from campus.

University spokesman Doug Mogulof said the university learned of the “extraordinarily serious” threats from “a variety of different sources.”

Some students were in buildings for more than four hours.

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