Gunman on University of Connecticut campus commits suicide7/24/2012
An armed man who prompted the evacuation of the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus in Groton has committed suicide, according to local reports. The campus was cleared late Monday after a gunman was reported in the vicinity, and an emergency alert was posted on the school’s website saying the campus was evacuated until further notice.
Police tried for hours to negotiate with the man, who had crawled underneath a campus dock. NBCConnecticut.com reported that police spoke with him on his cell phone and distracted him by using beanbags and flash grenades in an effort to stop him from harming himself. The 30-year-old man’s identity has not been released. [Source]
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