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Schools lockdown lifted, suspect in custody for nearby 'shots fired' incident

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Brandon Jones (CT State Police/WFSB) Brandon Jones (CT State Police/WFSB)
WILLIMANTIC, CT (WFSB) -

A suspect has been arrested for a "shots fired" incident in Willimantic that sent nearby Windham schools into lockdown.

Police said they were investigating the report on Jeffrey Road in the Windham Heights housing complex on Tuesday around 7 a.m.

The suspect was picked up 30 miles away at the Red Roof Inn in New London, according to New London police.

They identified him as 25-year-old Brandon Jones.

He was arrested and charged with illegal discharge of firearm, second-degree breach of peace, criminal possession of a firearm, first-degree threatening, and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Since the suspect wasn't initially found, nearby schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution.

The lockdown was lifted around 9:40 a.m.

There were no injuries as a result of the shots being fired.

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