Officers find student carrying licensed weapon during lockdown - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Officers find student carrying licensed weapon during lockdown


Police said they found a student with a concealed weapon during the lockdown at Manchester Community College Wednesday, but investigators said he was not the target of their search.

A lockdown was issued after a student reported seeing a man with a "handgun protruding out from his waistband" Wednesday afternoon.

About 4,000 people were "under a shelter-in-place emergency," while police searched each classroom.

During the lockdown, a Manchester police officer was shot in the foot. However, he did not shoot himself. It was an accidental discharge by another officer.

After about six hours, the lockdown was lifted after no one matching the description was ever located on campus Wednesday.

Police told Eyewitness News the suspect is believed to be a heavyset Hispanic man, who is possibly 5'8" to 5"10" and wearing a red short-sleeved shirt.

Police said the unidentified student did have a license to carry the gun, but broke campus rules, which do not allow the carrying of any weapons.

The student is likely not to face any charges, police said.

No arrests have been made at this time and no evidence was located during the lockdown. The incident remains under investigation by state police.

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