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Saint Elizabeth University lifts lockdown; no armed suspect found

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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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