Stony Brook University Police Department have concluded their search for a man believed to have a gun on campus.

At around 4:29 p.m. on Saturday, students received a text message and email alert regarding a “possible man with a gun” at Chapin Apartments. Students were told to shelter in place for an ongoing police investigation.

A second alert sent out roughly two hours later stated that the area had been searched and that there was no present danger, but police were now searching for a 2015 Toyota Yaris possibly driven by a white male in his mid 20s.

At 8 p.m., students received a final alert notifying them that the man in question was taken into custody with no incident. The message also noted that no weapon was recovered and that at no point during their investigation was a weapon seen.




Rebecca is a senior journalism major with a minor in political science. She started writing for the News section as a freshman. Rebecca currently interns at WSHU radio. In the past has held internships at NBC and The New York Post. You can reach her via email at [email protected] or twitter, @RebeccaLiebson.


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