[Update] State, Local Police Investigate Report of Man With a Gun at MCC

Multiple media outlets are reporting that a local police officer was injured when a gun was accidentally discharged in Manchester Community College Charitable Foundations building. Students and staff are beginning to be released.

Update 4:50 p.m.:

People that had been kept in one of the main buildings on campus are being released, exiting the building a few moments ago, many of them with their hands up.

Update 3:55 p.m.:

According to scanner reports, there was an accidential discharge of a firearm in the Charitable Foundations building at the college. The Hartford Courant is reporting that the injured person is a police officer. 

Several people inside the buildings have been Tweeting from inside college that police are now going room by room to release students and staff.

Update 3:25 p.m.:

The following information was just posted on the Manchester Community College website:

"MCC is presently under a shelter-in-place emergency and advises that all students stay off campus until further notice. Remaining classes and events for Wednesday March 6 have been cancelled.

Original story:

Manchester Community College has issued an emergency alert warning students and staff to stay off campus "until further notice."

There is also a large police presence on the campus, and chatter over the police scanner indicates that the police are searching for some type of "suspect" on the campus. 

The Hartford Courant reports that a "man with a gun" was spotted on the campus around 1:30 p.m. 

Stick with Patch as we continue to update this story throughout the day. 


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