Report of man with gun prompts FIT lockdown

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A report of a man with a firearm at FIT in Manhattan prompted a heavy police response and a lockdown. (FOX 5 NY)

A report of a man with a firearm prompted a rapid police response and the lockdown of the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan on Friday.

Police arrested a man just before 7 p.m. at a Barnes and Noble near Union Square. He had a pellet gun on him, the NYPD said.

FIT was on lockdown for about 30 minutes.

It is not clear with the man arrested is a student at the school.