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Man Who Caused Conn. Campus Lockdown Had Rifle, Pistols

December 05, 2013  | 

The armed Fairfield, Conn., man who prompted a lockdown Tuesday at the University of New Haven and other area schools had 2,700 rounds of ammunition in his padlocked bedroom, along with newspaper clippings about the July 2012 shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colo., a prosecutor said Wednesday.

William Dong, 22, was arraigned Wednesday at Superior Court in Milford on a variety of charges, including illegal possession of an assault weapon.

Police described that weapon as a "Bushmaster .223 Assault Rifle with a collapsible stock," and said that it was banned under state law. A loaded 30-round magazine was in the rifle, police told the Hartford Courant.

Police said the rifle was in Dong's car and that Dong was carrying two handguns when officers found him on the university campus.

Tags: School Shootings, Assault Weapons Ban, Active Shooters, New Haven (Conn.) PD


Comments (4)

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CT LEO RET @ 12/5/2013 8:06 PM

So far from what I've read in the media, he hasn't broken any laws.

Ryan Rife @ 12/6/2013 7:05 AM

Clearly making the AR illegal in that state had no affect on his ability to acquire one.

Current LEO @ 12/6/2013 7:06 AM

@CT LEO RET? Isn't there a law in Conn. that prohibits carrying a weapon on University Property? If not that is a active shooter waiting to happen.

House @ 12/8/2013 6:06 AM

im glad to see the all the bs laws the state passed after newtown put a stop to these crazy people shooting up schools....eh oh it didn't? well um maybe he thought of the laws a few seconds before he started to shoot up the school? I think not. this is why myself and a lot of other people in this country have not and will not support the bs gun laws that Commenticut passed. this should be a wake up call to the libs and other idiots.

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