STONY BROOK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Stony Brook University Hospital reopened Wednesday morning after reports of a suspicious man wearing a tactical vest led to evacuations overnight.
University Police Chief Robert Lenahan said the situation began around 9 p.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: Nearly 200 People To Be Released From Rikers Friday After Gov. Hochul Signs 'Less Is More Act,' Calls N.Y.'s Incarceration Rate 'A Point Of Shame'
Officers located the man and recovered what appeared to be a B.B. gun.
They also found a backpack that had been left outside the emergency department.READ MORE: Dozens Protest For Climate Change Awareness Before UN General Assembly
Lenahan said police searched the bag and deemed it safe, though some items were removed for additional testing.
The chief also said the man is not affiliated with the university.
The hospital and surrounding roads fully reopened about five hours later. No injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Body Cam Video Shows Aftermath Of Argument Between Gabby Petito, Fiancé Weeks Before Her Last Call To Family
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