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Suspect in custody after lockdown of Conn. campus

An armed man was spotted on the campus of Central Connecticut State University on Monday, prompting a schoolwide lockdown


By Dave Collins
Associated Press

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Officials say one person is in custody following the sighting of an armed man who prompted a lockdown at Central Connecticut State University.

New Britain Mayor Timothy O'Brien says the suspect is in the custody of campus police.

In this photo taken through a window and provided to the AP, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers respond to a report of a suspicious person at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn., Monday. (AP Image)
In this photo taken through a window and provided to the AP, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers respond to a report of a suspicious person at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn., Monday. (AP Image)

Sightings of a man armed with a sword and possibly a gun on Monday morning set off a school-wide lockdown and warnings for students to stay away from windows.

A university spokeswoman says all students have been safely evacuated from a residential building where police were searching for the possible gunman. Spokeswoman Janice Palmer said Monday that the students who had been inside James Hall were moved to another building for questioning by police.

Classes were canceled for the rest of the day. Palmer said the order to stay inside remains in place.

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