UMD locks down briefly when teen seen with plastic-pellet gun
- Article by: PAUL WALSH
- Star Tribune
- March 6, 2014 - 9:14 PM
Someone on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus carrying what turned out to be a plastic-pellet gun prompted a brief lockdown on Thursday that ended with two teenagers arrested and no one hurt, a school official said.
The incident began shortly after 7:15 a.m. near Kirby Plaza, when two people “walked into the Kirby Plaza Bus Hub, and an alert employee observed that one of them dropped what appeared to be a gun and called 911,” a statement from the school read.
Arrested were a 19-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, the school said.
Authorities recovered an air-soft pistol, a gun that fires plastic pellets.
Both teens could be charged with disorderly conduct, underage drinking and drug possession, the statement said. Neither are UMD students, said UMD spokeswoman Lori Melton.
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