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Union County College Safe After Report of Person with Concealed Weapon

An employee of the college noticed a person who appeared to have a concealed weapon, a spokesperson for the school said. Credits: TAPinto Photo Archive

CRANFORD, NJ – All students and staff of Union County College are safe after an arrest was made Monday morning for a person who appeared to have a concealed weapon. 

According to a Facebook post from UCC, the arrest was made after a college employee notified the school’s public safety of a person on campus who appeared to carry a concealed weapon.

“Cranford Police responded immediately and in force and arrested the individual without incident,” the Facebook post reads. “An investigation is in progress.”

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Dr. Jaime Segal, director of college relations, could not say what type of weapon the individual carried, but emphasized the important of college safety procedures.

“This was a best case outcome for this situation due to the alertness and diligence of our staff, who worked together with the Cranford Police Department,” Siegel told TAPinto Cranford. “We want to continue our students and staff to be alert and observant so we can address situations proactively, like we did there.”

Most students, staff and parents were not aware of the situation until the Facebook post due to how quickly the situation was handled, Siegel said.

“We’re just happy everyone is safe and everyone is OK today,” she said.  “Everyone is aware of what happened in Florida and we continue to make sure that our students and staff stay vigilant. If they see something, they should let public safety know. That’s how this information was obtained and diffused so quickly.”

Cranford Police did not immediately respond to TAPinto Cranford's request for comment.

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