Exactly one year after Yale locked down following a warning of a gunman on campus, a threat of violence caused Albertus Magnus College to do the same.
The lock down started this afternoon after a man threatened the financial assistance office. Following the recommendation of the New Haven Police Department, the college’s New Haven campus locked down and afternoon and evening classes were cancelled. By 2:20 p.m. today, the lockdown was lifted, according to NBC Connecticut.
The man was a night student who did not attend class and tried to get his money back. In addition to threatening the financial aid office, he also threatened New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson.
Following the threats, police arrested the man and are now holding him in Westville. Officers from the NHPD, North Haven and Hamden police departments are investigating the threat.
While the college’s campus on 700 Prospect St. was locked down, classes at Albertus Magnus’ East Hartford campus ran as scheduled.