Suspect arrested after school lockdown in NY's Nassau County

NEW YORK Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:34pm EST

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suspected gunman who caused the lockdown of four schools on New York's Long Island on Tuesday has been arrested and the lockdown has been lifted, police said.

The Island Trees School District in Nassau County locked down its schools at 2:30 p.m. after reports of a gunman in the neighborhood, Superintendent Charles Murphy said.

A spokesman for the Nassau County Police Department said: "The suspect is in custody at this point."

He said the lockdown had been lifted but had no further details.

(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Dan Grebler, Bernard Orr)

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