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Man Charged In University of New Haven Gun Scare In Court

Police: Newspaper Clippings Of Mass Shootings Found In Suspect’s Home
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MILFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The man allegedly found wandering the University of New Haven campus with two loaded handguns was due to be arraigned In Milford Wednesday.

No shots were fired and no one was injured in Tuesday’s scare, which led to a campus lockdown for more than four hours.

William Dong, of Fairfield, was charged with illegal possession of an assault weapon, illegal transport of an assault weapon, breach of peace and illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, West Haven police said.

As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, a search of Dong’s home following his arrest turned up guns, ammunition, as well as newspaper clippings of mass shootings.

“The items located in his residence certainly raise our level of concern and which means we are furthering this investigation,” Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara said.

Police also offered high praise for the first person who saw Dong on the campus and wasted no time in calling police with details of what he observed, Schneidau reported.

The 22-year-old suspect has no prior criminal record, police said.

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