Police probe report of LCCC student with gun on campus
NANTICOKE — City police are investigating a report that a Luzerne County Community College student pulled a gun on a classmate Monday on campus.
The college sent out an alert about the incident and notified police on Tuesday after the victim reported the incident to campus security. In Tuesday’s alert, college officials notified students and staff about an incident a day earlier regarding “a student who was shown a gun by another individual in a campus parking lot.”
The incident led to “heightened alert” on campus with increased patrols, though classes resumed as normal, the college said.
Nanticoke police Detective Capt. Robert Lehman said the incident happened on Monday around 2 p.m., but the victim didn’t tell college officials until Tuesday around noon.
Lehman said he interviewed the victim late Tuesday afternoon. He said the victim and gunman had several altercations in the past.
“It wasn’t a random act. It’s not the first time they had contact with another,” Lehman said.
The victim said the two exchanged words and the suspect pulled the gun, Lehman said.
“He showed him he had one,” he said.
Lehman said police on Tuesday night were trying to identify and locate the suspect. No injuries were reported. Charges have yet to be filed.