Suspect detained after bomb threat prompts 'shelter-in-place' at Cerritos College campus

A suspect was detained after school officials at Cerritos College placed the Norwalk campus under a "shelter-in-place" on Tuesday afternoon following a reported bomb threat.

The suspect was detained shortly before 2 p.m.

According to college President Jose Fierro, the threat occurred at 11:53 a.m., when a suspect "walked into one of our classrooms and said that he was a terrorist and had a bomb with him.''

A student quickly called 911, Fierro said. The suspect ran out of the building but was quickly apprehended by campus police, he said. His name has not been released.

Authorities pinpointed the threat to the drop-off area near the Administrative Building around 12:35 p.m. Those on campus were asked to remain in place until further notice. 

The campus was declared safe by the Los Angeles County sheriff's bomb squad at about 2:15 p.m.

The Cerritos College campus is located on Alonda Boulevard near the intersection of Studebaker Road.

All classes were canceled for the rest of the day, the school tweeted at 1:45 p.m. 

CNS contributed to this report.