Conn. Casino on Lockdown After Officer-Involved Shooting

September 20, 2016 2:49 pm Last Updated: September 20, 2016 3:57 pm

The Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut was placed on lockdown after a police officer-involved shooting that left one person dead.

The incident unfolded in the casino’s parking garage, Connecticut State Police said in a statement

An unidentified person was confronted in the parking garage at the Fox Tower hotel near the casino and was shot by Mashauntucket Pequot Tribal Police on Tuesday, Connecticut State Police said, the New York Daily News reported.

According to NBC Connecticut, a police spokesperson said the person who was shot had an outstanding warrant. The person brandished a weapon and shots were fired.

There is currently no threat to public safety. Nor is there an active shooter, police said.

“The assailant was a patron of Foxwoods with an outstanding arrest warrant,” State Police Trooper Kelly Grant told Fox61. “The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police confronted the assailant on the 4th floor of the parking garage. The assailant produced a weapon, and shots were fired.”

No patrons at the casino were allowed outside following the shooting and lockdown, witnesses told Fox61. “All I’m hearing right now is ambulance sirens,” Evan Cummins tweeted, apparently from inside the casino. “Considering this is Foxwoods, my views outside aren’t great to get any clarity.”

As of 2:45 p.m. local time, Cummins wrote: “Every 2 minutes someone asks these two cops how long before they can leave. Update: they still don’t know.”