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Central Connecticut State University Releases Photos, Arrests Suspect Again

This is a surveillance camera photo of the student in the Halloween get-up entering a dorm that led to a lockdown at Central Connecticut State University.
This is a surveillance camera photo of the student in the Halloween get-up entering a dorm that led to a lockdown at Central Connecticut State University. Photo Credit: Central Connecticut State University

Update 11 p.m.: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A student who sparked a lockdown by wearing a Halloween costume on campus Monday at Central Connecticut State University was arrested again Tuesday, The Hartford Courant reported.

David Kyem was arrested on a charge of first-degree criminal trespassing after he was spotted on campus at about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from CCSU police. Kyem had been told to go to the university's Office of Student Conduct before returning to campus, The Courant said. Read the story here .

Original story: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A day after Central Connecticut State University was locked down as police tracked down what was believed to be an armed man but turned out to be a student in a Halloween costume, the New Britain college was continuing to investigate the incident.

CCSU President Jack Miller released this statement Tuesday about the campus lockdown and police search on Monday:

"To the campus community:

"As further information unfolds from yesterday’s campus emergency incident, two observations have become clear to me about the world in which we now live.

"First, you can never be too vigilant nor react too strongly to the threat of violence. All potential threats must be taken very seriously, and the response must be a reaction to worst-case scenarios.

"Second, as an educational institution we must continue to educate our students and ourselves about the perception of threat. Behavior that causes widespread fear among our students and staff cannot and will not be tolerated."

CCSU identified the suspect as David Kyem of Newington, a 21-year-old senior who is a resident of James Hall. He was charged with breach of peace and released on $1000 bail bond. He is the son of CCSU Professor of Geography Peter Kyem.

The investigation was continuing, and as more details are confirmed more information will be forthcoming.

David Kyem has apologized for his get-up and called the incident a misunderstanding. Read more about that here on The Daily Voice.

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