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Updated: Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010, 4:44 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010, 4:41 PM EST
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Police believe a man toting what looked like an assault rifle across the Texas A&M University campus planned to use the fake gun with a Halloween costume - but resulted in a panicked lockdown of the campus, according to documents released Wednesday.
The documents, released by university police in response to open records requests from the media, shed more light on the Oct. 28 incident. The campus in College Station was locked down for about two hours until police determined there was no threat.
The documents indicate a bus driver reported seeing a man with what appeared to be an AK-47 assault rifle. The police report says a gunnery sergeant allowed a 28-year-old student, a Marine, to borrow the plastic replica rifle for use during a Halloween party. The sergeant contacted police when he learned of the campus alert.
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