A man with a BB gun that resembled a rifle has been arrested after he fired the gun near gun near a Naugatuck elementary school and day care, prompting a brief lockdown Wednesday afternoon.
Tremayne Boswell, 37, was charged with breach of peace, reckless endangerment and carrying a dangerous weapon after he was located by police near the Central Avenue School, the Naugatuck Police Department announced.
Police were called to the school just after 2:15 p.m. when a parent reported seeing a suspicious person with a “long gun,” prompting staff to secure the school and daycare on campus, police said.
Officers investigating around the school discovered Boswell had been shooting a BB gun near the school and took him into custody within an hour of the first report.
“The BB gun was recovered and did in fact resemble a long gun/rifle,” police said in a news release. “Boswell was taken into custody. The incident was not related to the school in any manner.”
The lockdown was lifted just after 3 p.m. All of the children at the school were safe and normal dismissal resumed a few minutes later, police said.
Boswell remained in custody Wednesday and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at Superior Court in Waterbury.