Update: Conneticut State University Lifts Lockdown

CSU_lockdown_2013Central Connecticut State University locked down its campus for more than three hours Monday after reports that a person carrying a sword and gun had been spotted at the school. But by midafternoon, an “all clear” was given, three people were in custody, and police said they were investigating the possibility it was a Halloween hoax.

CCSU Police Chief Chris Cervoni said three “persons of interest,” including at least one student, had been taken into custody. Surveillance video showed one entering a residence hall with what appeared to be something “looking like a sword” and a “possible handgun,” Cervoni said. No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.

The three were taken into custody on the fourth floor of James Hall without incident, he said. No weapons were recovered, and authorities were looking into the possibly it “could’ve been a Halloween costume.”

“We determined there was no real threat to the students, faculty and staff here,” Cervoni said.

“It wasn’t a prank because there was concern and alarm,” he said, adding that the men in custody were “being cooperative.”

Source: Yahoo News