Police searching for armed suspect at Georgia university

Columbus State University police say they're searching the Georgia campus after receiving a report of an armed suspect in a campus building.

Columbus State said in a statement shortly before noon Wednesday that campus police are searching for a man described as being 17 to 19 years old, and wearing dark clothes and a stocking cap.

In an alert sent to students, the university said residents are encouraged to stay in their rooms; and that others are encouraged to avoid the area as police search for the suspect.

Few other details were immediately available.

The school is in Columbus, Georgia, about 100 miles southwest of Atlanta near the Georgia-Alabama line.