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Harford Community College in Md. deemed safe after active shooter scare

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FILE - The Harford Sports Complex at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md. (Harford Community College)

BEL AIR, Md. (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Police say there is no threat to Harford Community College (HCC) after investigating a report of an active shooter on the campus Saturday afternoon.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Facebook at 4:15 p.m. that no shots had been fired. No injuries were reported. Police say one witness saw someone holding what appeared to be a firearm, while others claimed to have seen an individual with a mask. No such suspect(s) was located.

Police planned to continue sweeping HCC buildings as a precaution.

An "active shooter situation" had been declared at 2:35 p.m., according to a post on the school's Facebook page. However, 15 minutes later, the Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted that no active shooter nor shots fired had been confirmed.

HCC reported the shooter was on the "HSC Grounds and Fields." According to a map on the college's website, HSC is the Harford Sports Complex, located on the southern edge of campus near Route 22/East Churchville Road.

Harford County Fire & EMS posted on Facebook at 2:47 p.m., citing HCC's Facebook post and saying an incident had been reported at the college's baseball fields.

Those in the area were advised to shelter in place.

WBFF reporter Alexa Ashwell was on the scene and said the road to HCC was closed while authorities investigated the situation.

Ashwell also spotted a number of baseball teams and families on the HCC field.

HCC is located in Bel Air, Maryland, roughly 40 miles northeast of Baltimore.