For the second time in two weeks, a Connecticut university has been put on lockdown after officials received an alert about a possible gunman coming to campus.
"EMERGENCY: WHPD has reported an Asian male near South Campus with what appears to be a rifle," the school's official account tweeted. "SHELTER IN PLACE and await further instruction."
Building-to-building searches by
Sgt. David Tammaro told the New Haven Register that the suspect was a student who lived off-campus and who was carrying two hanguns when he was arrested, but police have not found a rifle yet. "We're still looking for that right now," Tammaro told the newspaper.
Fairfield police told the Register that the student had a valid pistol permit.
Classes were canceled for the rest of the day and the evening. Parts of the campus remained on lockdown more than three hours after the alert.
"Welcome to gun wavin' New Haven," one student tweeted after a SWAT team arrived at her chemistry lecture.
The lockdown came a little more than a week after
No suspect was found in that case, and officials deemed the Yale call a malicious hoax.
New Haven is about 25 miles from
Here are some photos and tweets from the University of New Haven campus.