After a man was reportedly seen on the Stanford University campus Tuesday evening with what a witness believed to be a gun, the Stanford Police Department is asking members of the campus community to be on the lookout.
A person reported seeing the man just after 8 p.m. from about 50 feet away. The man was standing near Dinkelspiel Auditorium and drinking from a green bottle, with what appeared to be a black handgun nearby on the ground, police stated in an announcement.
When deputies arrived to investigate, neither the man nor a gun could be located. There have been no additional reports of an armed individual, police stated.
As a precautionary measure, Stanford Police are asking the Stanford community to be on the lookout for anyone matching the witness's description of the man. He was a white male in his 30s with short, dark-brown hair; a clean-shaven face; and a distinctively large nose and bulging eyes. He was reported to be wearing khaki shorts and a T-shirt of an unknown color.
People who see this individual or anyone else carrying a gun are asked to call 911.
In spite of the warning, without further sightings of the person, police said at 10 p.m. there was no ongoing threat to the community.