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NYPD: Suspect Charged With Terrorism in FIT Gun Scare


NBC New York

Suspect Charged With Terrorism in FIT Gun Scare: NYPD

By Marc Santia, Wale Aliyu and Jonathan Dienst

A Fashion Institute of Technology student was arrested in connection with a gun scare that sent the school in Manhattan into lockdown Friday, law enforcement sources said.

Noah Lee, 22, of Manhattan, was charged with terrorism and weapons charges, the NYPD said early Saturday. It wasn't immediately clear whether Lee had an attorney.

The school issued a "shelter in place" after students reported a video circulating on social media that showed the student in a school stairwell with what appeared to be a gun, FIT said in a statement.

The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun, law enforcement sources said. The student was taken into custody at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square, according to FIT.

Read more: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Suspect-Arrested-After-Sparking-Gun-Scare-at-FIT-Sources-508186971.html