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Man with a gun sparked lockdown at East Patchogue school

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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An sighting of a man walking with a rifle prompted the lockdown of an East Patchogue school.

Police received several calls about a man with a rifle on near Verne Critz Elementary School on North Dunton Avenue.

The person was spotted walking past the school. The witnesses did not believe the person was walking to the school .

School officials locked down the elementary school out of an abundance of caution.

The road to the school was also closed as police investigated.

The man cooperated with police, and it was determined he had no apparent intention to harm anyone.

The man was arrested on an unrelated charge.

Police are still determining whether or not the gun was working.

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