Lockdown lifted at East Meadow schools following alleged sighting of man with a rifle

Nassau police put the Reckson building on Hempstead Turnpike and the East Meadow schools on lockdown for several hours.

Nassau police put the Reckson building on Hempstead Turnpike and the East Meadow schools on lockdown for several hours. (10/11/13)

EAST MEADOW - A lockdown has been lifted at East Meadow schools this evening after several people reported seeing a man walking nearby with a rifle.

Two workers at the Reckson building on Hempstead Turnpike say they saw a man walking along a footpath with what they say was a gun at around 12:15 p.m.

Nassau police put the office complex and the East Meadow schools on lockdown for several hours.

Police say they performed a thorough search of the area but did not find anyone who fit the description.

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