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Three-Hour Lockdown Ends As WestConn Declared Safe

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WestConn campus. Photo Credit: File


A three-hour lockdown ended at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury after the campus was declared to be safe following a report of a man with a gun in the Visual & Performing Arts Center.

The declaration came after a search by police officers and a SWAT team.

Students no longer needed to shelter in place, but police are continuing to investigate the campus, WCSU said just after 5 p.m.

Classes were canceled for the rest of the day.

Original report:

A report of a man with a gun in the Visual & Performing Arts Center has prompted a lockdown at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury Tuesday afternoon.

Police officers and a Danbury PD SWAT team are searching the building for the man. There is a shelter in place order is in effect.

The call to police reportedly came in at around 2 p.m. Nov. 20 from a female student who said she saw a man with what appeared to be with a rifle.

There have been no reports of shots fired or injuries.

Lake Avenue is closed to the VPA building.

This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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