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Law enforcement officers block access to Central Connecticut State University while it is in lockdown in New Britain, Connecticut November 4, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Halloween costume, sword, may have sparked scare at Conn. University

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By Scott Malone

(Reuters) - Three people, including at least one student, were taken into custody at Central Connecticut State University on Monday after a security scare and lockdown that campus police said may have been caused by a student in a Halloween costume carrying a sword.

University officials placed the school on lockdown for several hours after campus police received calls about a suspicious person.

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