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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (CBS Charlotte) — All local schools in Ridgefield, Conn. are currently on lockdown after reports of a suspicious person at the Branchville train station.

K-9 units have been brought to the location, and local authorities are looking for a man with an unidentified item strapped to his back.

Ridgefield is less than 20 miles away from Newtown, Conn., where 26 people lost their lives this past Friday — in the second worst school shooting in U.S. History.

Update 11 a.m. —  According to The Connecticut Post, the report appears to be false, but police are still on the scene.

–Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte
Stay with CBS Charlotte as this story continues to develop.

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