Gun scare prompts downtown Stamford office evacuation
STAMFORD — A four-story downtown office building was evacuated Thursday morning after workers reported a suspicious man carrying what they believed were gun-laden satchels.
More than a dozen police officers responded around 11 a.m., and searched the building at 1100 Summer St.
Derek Witkowsky, an accountant working on the first floor, said a rifle-carrying officer swept through his offices around 11:30 a.m. He soon joined dozens of employees congregating on a next-door parking ramp.
Officers carrying long guns and wearing bullet-proof vests found the man with his bags on the second floor after clearing the building, Capt. Diedrich Hohn said.
The suspect, Hohn said, worked on the floor. No firearms were found in his bags. Employees were allowed back in the offices around noon.
“It all checked out,” Hohn said.
Hohn said the response was a precautionary measure.
“In today’s age, you have to have an abundance of caution,” Hohn said.
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