University of New Haven locked down due to man with rifle

(WJLA) - Students and staff at the University of New Haven were told to shelter in place Tuesday because a was been spotted near campus with a rifle.

UNH officials say that a man who was spotted with a rifle near the school's campus has been taken into custody.

An alert posted to the school's Twitter account indicated that the suspect was seen near the school's South Campus.

EMERGENCY: WHPD has reported an Asian male near South Campus with what appears to be a rifle. SHELTER IN PLACE and await further instruction

— U. of New Haven (@UNH) December 3, 2013

About 6,400 students take classes on the school's campus, which is located in West Haven, Conn.