3 in custody after Connecticut college lockdown

In this photo taken through a window and provided to the AP, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers respond to a report of a suspicious person at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, The campus was locked down Monday and students were urged to remain indoors and away from windows. (AP Photo/Kiara Gupton via WFSB)

November 4, 2013 1:58:58 PM PST
Authorities say three people are in custody following reports of an armed man that prompted a lockdown at Central Connecticut State University.

Chris Cervoni, chief of the campus police, says authorities are investigating whether the scare was actually some kind of prank. He says no weapons have been recovered, there was no real threat to the campus and no charges have been filed.

The university declared a campus emergency at about noon Monday after people reported seeing a person on campus with what was believed to be a gun. The lockdown was lifted several hours later.

One student, Jordan Governale, says he walked by a masked man carrying a sword. He says he first took it for a Halloween costume but thought it was a threat after seeing the police response.