BOCA RATON, Fla. -

An armed man was reported at Florida Atlantic University on Thursday afternoon, according to WPLG-TV.

An alert stated the man was seen on the Boca Raton campus and that students on campus should seek shelter.

Nearby Palm Beach State College was on lock down because of the intruder at FAU.

The person was described as a black male about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a muscular build. He was last seen white pants and a white shirt.

The alert is below:

A message from FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

FAU ALERT: Armed Intruder on Boca Campus, Arts and Letters Building, Bldg 9, today. An unauthorized armed intruder has been reported in Arts and Letters Building, Bldg 9. Remain alert. Avoid area. Emergency personnel have been called and are on-scene handling the situation. Follow police instructions. Those off campus are advised to stay away until further notice. If you have information relevant to this emergency, call University Police at 911.