CCSU lockdown lifted; one person in custody after gunman reported on campus

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(PIX11) — One person is in custody Monday after reports of a gun-toting man wandering the Central Connecticut State University Monday prompted school officials to lock down the campus.

The man, who was wearing an orange shirt and camouflage pants, was cuffed and brought into custody around 2:30 p.m., according to the school’s Twitter feed.  No shots were fired, and no injuries were reported.

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A suspect is led away by officers after officials put the CCSU campus on lockdown Monday, following reports of a man with a gun. (Image/Hartford Courant)

State police officers found the suspect, who has not been identified, inside a dorm room in James Hall, according to the Hartford Courant.

Central Connecticut State University officials told everyone there to get indoors and seek shelter around noon Monday, university spokesman Mark McLaughlin said.


The SWAT team was called in after the CCSU campus was locked down after reports of a man with a gun. (Image/Hartford Courant)

New Britain Mayor Tim O’Brien told reporters nearly two hours after the university instructed people on campus to seek shelter.

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

CNN contributed to this report.