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Toy guns cause brief scare at Suffolk County Community College

A Suffolk County Community College student seen toting two toy guns as part of a Halloween costume caused a brief scare Tuesday on the Ammerman campus in Selden, authorities said.

Police were called and the campus was on lockdown for three minutes when the guns were believed to be real, but there were no injuries or arrests, according to Drew Biondo, a spokesman for the college.

Biondo said the lockdown alert was put out at 10:45 a.m. after the student with the guns was seen in the school’s Huntington Library; the “all clear” was issued at 10:48 a.m.

“A student had two fake handguns in his backpack and another student saw them,” Biondo said. The school’s public safety department was notified and then Suffolk police were called, he said.

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