After interviews, police found the person of interest was carrying a curling iron that was mistaken for a weapon.
WEST LONG BRANCH, New Jersey — A shelter-in-place order at a New Jersey university has been lifted after nearly four and a half hours of commotion and confusion.
Students, faculty, and staff at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, had been sheltering in place since around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday evening, over reports of a possible armed suspect and shots fired.
Police are now saying there is no evidence of that.
Authorities now say this was a mistake. After interviews, they found the person of interest was carrying a curling iron that was mistaken for a weapon.
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