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Toy lightsaber prompts 911 call at Long Island university

By Daniel Uria
Toy lightsaber prompts 911 call at Long Island university
An NYPD police officer grabs two lightsabers and enjoys a moment with Star Wars movie fan. On Wednesday morning Farmingdale State College in Long Island was placed on lockdown after a 911 caller mistook a toy lightsaber for an actual weapon. No arrests were made in the incident. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

FARMINGDALE , N.Y., March 16 (UPI) -- Police responded to Farmingdale State College in Long Island after a student called in to report a man with a weapon.

A 911 call was placed at 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning from a student who said they saw a man entering a vehicle carrying a weapon, according to CBS New York. When police found the man a short distance from campus they found he was simply holding a toy lightsaber.

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The campus was placed on lockdown for about a half-hour as police responded to the call.

When police found that the suspect did not have an actual weapon Farmingdale students received an email ending the lockdown.

"The police situation on campus has been resolved without incident. All students, faculty, and staff should resume normal activities," it read.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident and no arrests were made.

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