(CBS) NEW YORK "CBS 2 HD has learned police have apprehended a man who was reportedly walking around St. John's University campus in Queens armed with a .50 caliber rifle, and apparently wearing a Halloween mask and a black hoodie
The Jamaica Estates campus was apparently locked down and students told to stay in their dorms as police searched for the suspect, who was arrested around 3 p.m. All classes on the campus have been canceled.
Police say the man, identified as 22-year-old Omesh Hiraman, a Guyanese student, was carrying a .50 caliber black powder Wolf muzzle loader rifle inside a bag. Public Safety officers quickly disarmed the suspect and have turned him over to the NYPD."
The suspect was said to be carrying a .50 caliber black powder Wolf rifle, similar to the one shown above.
"I saw the guy and I said, 'What a freak! Who is wearing a mask when it's 90 degrees out?'" Lu said. "I saw he was carrying a bag on his shoulder. I realize now that was a gun. If I ever see a guy with a mask on again, I'm gonna tackle him and ask questions later."
The suspect was identified as freshman Omesh Hiraman, 22, a graduate of Manhattan's elite Stuyvesant High School but a dropout from Cornell University.
Police sources said he had psychiatric problems, stopped taking his medicine, suffered a "physical and mental breakdown" and became obsessed with getting a gun."
He was carrying a rifle.
"This is my rifle, this is my gun, one is for shooting, one is for fun..."
Speaking of fun, the NY Daily Snooze believes a single shot black powder rifle to be...prepare yourself now...
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