UPDATE 8:24 a.m.: Cal State-Fullerton reopened Thursday morning a day after police locked down the Orange County campus to hunt for an armed robber.
Spokesman Chris Bugbee says classes are resuming Thursday morning and it is expected to be a normal day on the campus.
"Please be advised that all classes and campus events will proceed as scheduled. Thank you for your patience and assistance during yesterday’s lockdown."
Meanwhile, police continue to search for two robbery suspects after arresting three others following a wild chase Wednesday night through three counties.
PREVIOUSLY: Officials have lifted a lockdown for students and staff stranded for hours on the campus of Cal State-Fullerton in Southern California. But police have yet to find the two armed robbery suspects they were seeking.
The university announced that classes are expected to resume Thursday:
"We anticipate that Wednesday's events on campus will be resolved by Thursday morning, and that all classes and events will proceed as scheduled. If this is not the case, watch this space for an update in the morning."
Students blocked from leaving while police searched the Cal State-Fullerton campus for a group of robbers were allowed to leave just before midnight Wednesday. At that time, the university tweeted: "All buildings are now clear and occupants are free to leave."
The campus was locked down while officers combed buildings for at least one suspect in an armed robbery at a Riverside County jewelry store. Some students had to wait roughly eight hours.
One person shot and wounded during the robbery at the store. Five suspects in a Lexus were chased by police until they crashed near the Fullerton campus.
NBC LA reports that the person who was shot – a clerk at the store – has undergone surgery to remove two bullets, according to a colleague who is at the hospital with the victim.
Authorities said at least one suspect ran onto campus, and two remained at large late Wednesday.
The SWAT team was conducted a room-by-room search of Mihaylo Hall, where police believed a suspect may be hiding.
A total of three buildings were locked down, Cal State-Fullerton spokesman Christopher Bugbee said: Langsdorf Hall, College Park and Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.
Classes at Cal State Fullerton were canceled for the evening, their public information officer said.
Fullerton police said they believe the suspect took part in a Moreno Valley jewelry store robbery in Riverside County Wednesday afternoon. That’s when the California Highway Patrol chased the suspects all the way to Orange County.
Authorities were not sure exactly how many suspects were involved, but they believed they were searching for five people. Two were arrested in Fullerton and a third was arrested in Watts on Wednesday.