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Central Connecticut State locked down for ‘campus emergency’

Posted at 1:14 PM, Nov 04, 2013

(CNN) — Central Connecticut State University locked down its campus late Monday morning because of a report of a suspicious man in one of the college’s buildings, Connecticut State Police spokesman Paul Vance said.

The school began warning everyone to get indoors and find shelter just before noon, school spokeswoman Janice Palmer said. She did not specify the nature of the emergency.

No injuries have been reported, Palmer said.

“Campus emergency. Seek shelter. Lock doors, close windows. We will communicate when we have more info. This is not a drill,” CCSU posted on Twitter.

A message on the school’s website instructed readers not only to get inside buildings, but to stay away from windows.

State police are helping school police check the campus, Vance said.

The school is in New Britain, about 7 miles southwest of Hartford.

CNN’s Susan Candiotti and Elizabeth Landers contributed to this report.

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