CCSU Releases Surveillance Video From Lockdown

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    Buildings were locked down for 3 hours as law enforcement swarmed campus after reports of a masked man with a gun and sword (Published Sunday, Jan 26, 2014)

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Officials at Central Connecticut State University are defending the police and school response to Monday reports of a masked man with a gun and sword.

    Law enforcement swarmed the New Britain campus with SWAT teams and police dogs, and buildings were locked down for three hours. It turned out the man was a student dressed in an apparent Halloween costume that included a real sword and BB handgun.

    University President Jack Miller said Tuesday that all potential threats must be taken seriously and officials need to respond to worst-case scenarios.

    Classes resumed Tuesday and counseling was offered.

    The student, 21-year-old David Kyem of Newington, was charged with breach of peace and posted bail Monday. He didn't return a phone message Tuesday, and it wasn't clear if he has a lawyer.

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