Man charged after Conn. school lockdowns
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Police in Connecticut say they arrested a man who caused school lockdowns in two towns after he was spotted dressed all in black, wearing a mask and carrying what appeared to be a rifle.
A school in Ridgefield and three schools in neighboring Redding were locked down for less than an hour Monday morning. Police say the object the man was carrying turned out to be an umbrella. It's not clear why he was wearing all black and a mask.
School officials nationwide are on heightened alert after 20 children and six adults were shot to death Friday at a school in Newtown, about 20 miles from Ridgefield.
Ridgefield police charged 22-year-old Wilfredo Seda of Redding with breach of peace.
A message seeking comment was left at Seda's home Monday.