A college campus near Phoenix’s Metrocenter Mall area was on lockdown Tuesday morning as officers negotiated with a person in distress, police said.

Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Vince Lewis said the person was believed to be holding a knife and locked in a bathroom on the campus, at 2149 W. Dunlap Ave. The address includes DeVry University, Carrington College and the Chamberlain College of Nursing.

Police said they were speaking with the person through a bathroom door.

No injuries were reported. Officers were attempting to guide the person to mental-health services, Lewis said.

Police on Tuesday morning were seen escorting students from classrooms. Other students were told to leave campus, and some said final exams would be affected.

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