Person carrying light stand triggered November gun alert, lockdown at WCSU in Danbury

A person who appeared to be carrying a gun at Western Connecticut State University last month, prompting a campus shutdown, was carrying a portable light stand, the university said Thursday.

A student saw the person carrying the stand and a shoulder-slung book bag on Nov. 20 at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at the university’s westside campus and called 911. The university then shut down the campus and told students to “shelter in place” while police investigated.

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