Man in custody after lockdown at New Mexico college

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SAN JUAN, N.M. (KRQE) – A man is in custody after causing a scare at a New Mexico college.

Wednesday morning Farmington police responded to San Juan College after reports of a man with a gun.

They say 33-year-old Carlos Perez tried to take a security vehicle and when the security guard confronted him, Perez pointed a gun at him then took off.

Text alerts went out to students warning them about the situation.

Perez was eventually caught and a lockdown was lifted.

He’s charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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