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Connecticut school shooter misidentified, actually his brother

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST (3 p.m.) Authorities have misidentified the Connecticut school shooter: They now say it is Adam Lanza, the brother of Ryan Lanza, who was taken into custody earlier today.

  • UPDATE: The gunman in the Connecticut school massacre has been officially identified as Adam Lanza — a developmentally disabled student — and not his older brother, Ryan, of Hoboken, who was scooped up and taken in for questioning soon after the incident, as CLIFFVIEW PILOT reported exclusively earlier this afternoon. READ MORE….

The apartment building at 1313 Grand Avenue where Ryan Lanza lived has been searched and declared safe.

“They were afraid of another incident like in Colorado, where the guy booby-trapped his apartment,” a law enforcement source told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Just before 2 p.m., county and city officers entered the apartment building  as a crowd of media members and other onlookers gathered.

Ryan Lanza as taken out and away in a police car, the source told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, were killed — many of them in a kindergarten class — according to the Hartford Courant.

Lanza wrote on his Facebook page that he is originally from Newtown.

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