Ridgefield police investigate suspicious person at high school football game

Ridgefield police say they investigated a suspicious person who was thought to be carrying a weapon at Friday night's high school football game

Ridgefield police say they investigated a suspicious person who was thought to be carrying a weapon at Friday night's high school football game

Ridgefield Police / Contributed

RIDGEFIELD — A suspicious person attending Friday night's Ridgefield High School football game at Tiger Hollow Stadium was ordered off the property after it was reported the person was possibly carrying a weapon, police say.

According to an email by Ridgefield Public Schools Superintendent Susie Da Silva, spectators at Friday night's game between Ridgefield High School and Greenwich High School reported to RHS staff that a person was acting suspicious.

RHS security and police quickly isolated the person away from the football stadium, Da Silva wrote. Police said they located the person walking east toward the practice fields.

After an investigation, police said they determined the person did not have a weapon and posed no threat to the public. According to police, the suspicious person was subsequently ordered off school property.

"RHS works closely with the RPD to maintain a secure facility and plan for events," Da Silva wrote. "Thank you to the spectators who were not bystanders and reported this individual to our staff."

The Ridgefield Tigers lost to Greenwich 49-42.

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