FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police were called to SUNY Farmingdale Wednesday morning after receiving a call about a man possibly handling a weapon in a vehicle parked in a campus parking lot.
Police received a 911 call at around 9:40 a.m. from a caller who reported seeing what they believed to be a man handling a weapon, sources said.READ MORE: Yonkers Police Officer Injured After Altercation With Armed Suspect
Students and staff members at Farmingdale State College on Long Island were told to shelter in place Wednesday while police investigated. Police then located the man who was allegedly handling the supposed weapon and confirmed that the object he had in his car was in fact, a light saber, CBS2 reported.READ MORE: Driver Being Questioned After 15-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed By School Bus In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run
College spokeswoman Kathryn Coley says the rifle was actually a “Star Wars” toy.
No one was arrested and there were no reported injuries, sources said.MORE NEWS: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrated At Brooklyn Academy Of Music
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