Madison NJ police officers arrested a Drew University student who allegedly told several people that he possessed a handgun on campus.
The suspect, an 18-year-old student at Drew University in Madison NJ, was reportedly highly intoxicated when he started knocking on doors in Foster Hall at 2:30 a.m. Foster Hall is a main residence hall at Drew University. When students opened their doors, the suspect allegedly told them that he had a gun.
Someone notified the Madison Police Department, which dispatched cops to the college campus. Shortly after arrival, Madison police located the suspect and arrested him.
A search of the suspect did not turn up a handgun or any other kind of weapon.
Despite the fact that the suspect did not have a firearm, he was still charged with creating a false public alarm and disorderly conduct.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Drew University Student Caused Gun Scare in Dorm, Attacked Police, Cops Say.”