Lockdown lifted at 4 New Haven schools as police search for suspect

Brian Heyward (West Haven Police)
Brian Heyward (West Haven Police)


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Four schools in the Fair Haven section of New Haven were locked down Wednesday morning while police searched for a suspect in the area.

Police say four Fair Haven schools were locked down due to police activity but the lock down was lifted shortly after 11 a.m.

The lock down was a result of an incident that started Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m. in West Haven. Police responded to the area of Second Avenue and Elm Street for a domestic dispute. There, the victim told officers that her ex-boyfriend, identified as 38-year-old Brian Heyward, was armed with a knife when he entered her car and wanted her to drive.

wanted poster Lockdown lifted at 4 New Haven schools as police search for suspect

The victim escaped the vehicle and called 911. But Heyward got away and was last seen in a gray 2014 Toyota Camry with the CT registration OAJ – DT0.

The car in question has been located at Grand and Ferry Streets in the Fair Haven section. The schools in the area were locked down as a precaution.

The suspect has not been located at this time. The incident remains under investigation.

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