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Central Connecticut State University On Lockdown After Gunman Spotted

Mon, November 4, 2013 2:32pm EDT by Chloe Melas 4 Comments
Courtesy Of Connecticut College

Central Connecticut State University students are being urged to stay indoors and away from windows, after an unidentified man on Nov. 4, was reportedly spotted carrying a gun and a knife on the school’s campus.

Police swarmed the campus of Central Connecticut State University when reports of an armed man was spotted walking around the school. The university has posted a disturbing message on their website begging student to “remain inside.” spoke to the police in New Britain, Conn., and they told us that a “suspicious” person was spotted but they would not elaborate as to whether this person had been apprehended. 

Central Connecticut State University On Lockdown

We reached out to University spokesman Mark McLaughlin and he tells

“Around 12 noon a report came in that there was a suspicious person with a weapon on campus. Campus police as well as state patrol gathered and began a search. At around 12:10-12:15, the campus sent out an alert for all to seek shelter, remain indoors until further notice.”

On the report that the suspected shooter “contained,” he said: “I have no information on that whatsoever and have been in constant contact with the police on the scene.”

The school posted this on their website:

Campus Emergency. Remain Inside buildings. Stay in place! Stay away from Windows. Police are on the Scene.

Plus, they also took to Twitter to write: “The university’s Twitter page sent out multiple messages throughout the day. This is not a drill, please stay indoors until the all clear.”

This is such a scary and developing story and will keep you posted.

— Chloe Melas with reporting by Emily Longeretta
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