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Lockdown lifted at Westfield State University in Mass

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WESTFIELD, Mass. — Westfield State University is no longer under lockdown after reports of a suspicious person on campus.

Officials said students and staff could resume normal activity and classes.

An individual who fit the description contacted police and it was determined there was no threat. 

Massachusetts State Police said earlier in a tweet, “Troopers responding to Westfield State University to assist campus PD for report of suspicious man. Description is white male w/ trench coat, backpack and possibly body armor. Search underway. Info NOT confirmed as accurate yet. Campus currently locked down. Updates to come.”

The school had posted  on their website for people on campus to stay in place until further notice.


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