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West Haven High placed into lockdown after man with fake gun spotted near campus

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Police released this photo of the "facsimile AR-15 style pellet gun" the man was carrying. (West Haven Police Department) Police released this photo of the "facsimile AR-15 style pellet gun" the man was carrying. (West Haven Police Department)
WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

The West Haven High School was placed into lockdown after a report of a man with what was believed to be a rifle walking near the campus on Monday afternoon.

An unidentified man was spotted near the Bennett Rink, which is adjacent to the high school, which is located at 1 Mcdonough Plz. around 2:30 p.m.

The campus of West Haven High School was placed into “immediate” lockdown, according to police. There were still students at the school, police added.

Officers were sent to the school campus where they located a man “carrying a facsimile AR-15 style pellet gun." The man, whose name has not been released, was arrested.

Following the arrest, police and school officials decided to lift lockdown.

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