Trinity College Lock-down Lifted

October 23rd, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
trinity1Oct.23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The people at Trinity College were notified that the lock-down that had been in force since three hours previously has been lifted. The college faced a lock-down following an alert via e-mail that the police were searching for a man suspected of robbery. The students were also notified that the man was armed. They were asked to stay in their rooms and keep the doors securely locked.

The police began searching for the man after they had found the vehicle in which he had supposedly escaped after committing the robbery. The Toyota pickup truck was found abandoned in Bonner Street at around 6:10 in the evening. Since the place is very near Trinity College, the authorities suspected that he might have entered the college campus and hidden there.

The man was suspected of committing a robbery at a McDonald’s outlet in Flatbush Avenue around 5:3-0 p.m. He was believed to be about twenty years old and hailed from North Stonington. He was reportedly wearing a pair of tan shorts, a gray full sleeved shirt and had a gray T-shirt on it. He was bare footed. The Hartford state and Capitol police department’s SWAT team was called in. They also registered the help of police dogs and thermal imaging cameras. The man was spotted through the camera at the woods near Summit and Bonner Street. When the police dogs approached him, he fired a shot. The police took cover. By the time the police reached the man, they found that he had already abandoned the hideout.

Another e-mail alert was circulated among the students that the lock-down had been lifted, three hours after it had started around 6:45.

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