MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – An investigation into a reported threat that prompted a lockdown at Saint Elizabeth University on Tuesday has identified no suspects, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.
On April 4, at around 10:30 a.m., the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was notified that a bystander walking at the Saint Elizabeth University campus and near Convent Station encountered a man who had made a threat of violence and was potentially armed. The bystander then reported the incident to the authorities, Carroll said.
As a precaution, Saint Elizabeth University was placed into lockdown, Carroll said.
The initial Morris Township police officers, later joined by responding officers from the Prosecutors Office, Sheriff’s Office and additional mutual aid from surrounding municipal police departments secured the scene, Carroll said.
Following a thorough response, which included a building-by-building response, investigative efforts did not identify a subject as described, Carroll said.
Once the campus was cleared by law enforcement, the lockdown was later lifted at 3:30 p.m., Carroll said.
“Contrary to social media reports, there is no confirmation of the presence of a subject possessing a firearm,” Carroll said.
Anyone that has information related to this investigation, is encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.