Central Connecticut State University in New Britain has declared a lockdown following a campus emergency, with reports of a man with a gun and a knife on campus, according to the Hartford Courant.
An officer with the Central Connecticut State University Police Department told Business Insider that no shots had been fired in the incident, and that campus, local, and state police were now on the scene.
The CCSU Twitter account is also confirming the shutdown, adding that it is “not a drill.” The Hartford Courant reports that two other schools nearby — Holmes Elementary and HALS Academy — have also been placed on lockdown.
Images and tweets from the scene seem to show a heavy police presence:
Rumour amongst students gathered just off campus is that there was a man w a gun and possibly a sword… All unconfirmed at this time
— George Colli (@GeorgeColli) November 4, 2013
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