College threat may have been 'suicide by cop'

Authorities say a phone threat that prompted lockdowns at two Southern California colleges may have been an attempted "suicide by cop."

Glendora police say a 911 caller yesterday morning said he was on his way to shoot up Citrus College. The college and nearby Azusa Pacific University were locked down for hours as police investigated. At one point, a sheriff's bomb squad was called in.

The four-hour lockdown at Azusa Pacific ended after police detained a man at Citrus College. Citrus was later declared safe and the lockdown there lifted at about 6 in the evening.

Police say a Citrus student, 30-year-old Terrell Bennett from Chico, surrendered peacefully. A police statement says that based on his statements, "suicide-by-cop appears to be a possible motive."

Dawn Kamber