Central Connecticut State locked down, suspect contained

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UPDATE: A suspect is in custody. The lockdown has been lifted. More from NBC Connecticut.

CONNECTICUT — Central Connecticut State University locked down its campus late Monday morning because of a report of a suspicious man in one of the college’s buildings, Connecticut State Police spokesman Paul Vance said.

NBC Connecticut reports that a source with the state police said they have contained a suspect within James Hall on the CCSU campus.

The school began warning everyone to get indoors and find shelter just before noon, school spokeswoman Janice Palmer said.

Two students reported seeing a masked man in camouflage walking on campus with a sword and carrying a backpack away from his body, according to NBC Connecticut.

No injuries have been reported, Palmer said.


“Campus emergency. Seek shelter. Lock doors, close windows. We will communicate when we have more info. This is not a drill,” CCSU posted on Twitter.

A message on the school’s website instructed readers not only to get inside buildings, but to stay away from windows.

The school is in New Britain, about 7 miles southwest of Hartford.

Source: CNN Wire and NBC Connecticut 

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