Lockdown at Ridgefield Schools Lifted [UPDATE]

Police respond to report of a suspicious man with an unknown item sighted at the Branchville train station.


Update [11:27 a.m.]

The lockdown at Ridgefield schools—spurred on by reports of a suspicious man at a nearby train station—has been lifted, police told Patch.

Update [10:10 a.m.]

Ridgefield schools remain on lockdown, and police are continuing their search for a suspicious man sighted at the Branchville train station, but authorities have not yet uncovered any threats.

Original story [9:33 a.m.]

Reports of a suspicious person at the Branchville train station in Ridgefield Monday morning brought out police and placed all local schools on lockdown.

Authorities, along with a K-9 unit, are canvassing the area after receiving a report of a man with an unknown item slung over his back.

Police were first informed of the suspicious person at about 9 a.m.

The incident comes three days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which a single gunman equipped with three firearms killed 20 children, six adults, and then himself, in Newtown.

For full coverage of the Sandy Hook tragedy, click here.


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