Man behind Conn gun scare pleads not guilty
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges stemming from a gun scare at the University of New Haven.
An attorney for William Dong says he entered the plea Tuesday in Milford Superior Court on state charges including illegal possession of an assault weapon.
The 23-year-old Dong also was charged last week by federal authorities with unlawful transport of a semi-automatic Bushmaster rifle.
Authorities say Dong was carrying two loaded handguns on campus on Dec. 3 and had the Bushmaster and bullets in his car parked nearby. The campus was locked down more than four hours.
Police say they found 2,700 rounds of ammunition and newspaper clippings about the Colorado theater shooting at Dong's home.
He has been detained since his arrest and is no longer a university student.