TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 6 p.m.: The man police said they apprehended with weapons and ammunition near the University of New Haven Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 22-year-old William Dong of 1336 Stratfield Road.
Dong was a commuter student at the West Haven school, police said.
A source said he was a 2009 graduate of Andrew Warde High School.
On Facebook, friends are defending Dong, saying the incident must be a misunderstanding blown out of proportion.
Police from Fairfield and West Haven have been joined by the FBI and State Police at Dong’s residence, near the vacant Stratfield Market.
Police cars line the shoulder. Television crews occupy the parking lot of the condo complex across from the home.
According to broadcast and published reports, Dong had two handguns and a rifle with him when he was spotted by shoppers at a supermarket near UNH.
Reports of a man with a gun prompted a lockdown at the college and nearby schools.
No shots were fired and no injuries were reported during the incident.
TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 1:57 p.m.: Fairfield police are assisting West Haven police in the investigation of a reported gunman on the campus of the University of New Haven.
Law enforcement officers are staging in the 1300 block of Stratfield Avenue, across from Owen Fish Park, shortly after 2 p.m. West Haven police arrived around 2:15 p.m.
Broadcast and published reports said that a suspect was taken into custody and a weapon recovered in an incident that put the UNH campus into lockdown around 1 p.m.
Reports indicate the suspect has weapons registered to the Fairfield residence, and that people at the house were safe when police arrived.
Details will be posted as they become available.