Whittier College placed on lockdown after reports of armed person

Whittier College was placed on lockdown late Wednesday afternoon following reports of a possible armed person near the campus.

The college tweeted out that "no one is to enter or exit any building on campus until an 'all clear' message has been sent."

That "all clear" message came at about 5 p.m. with the school tweeting the lockdown had been lifted and the campus was safe.

No further details were immediately known.