UC Police Dept. officers are looking for a black male thought to be in possession of a handgun near the San Nicolas Residence Hall.

According to the UCPD, the suspect is 6 ft. 3 in. and wearing a green jacket with blue jeans. He is thought to be with a 5 ft. 6 in. black female wearing jean shorts.

As of 10:30 p.m., San Nicolas was on lockdown, and nonresidents were not being admitted into the building. At the time, there was one police car in front of the building, and Resident Assistants were outside telling visitors to steer clear.

Despite numerous requests, police would not comment further on the matter.

The threat was reported to UCPD at 9:45 p.m., and by 10:15 p.m. a warning had been sent out to students through the UCSB Emergency Alert System.