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Police: Yale Campus Safe, No Gunman Found

Police: Yale campus safe, no gunman found

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - New Haven authorities say they have not found a gunman on Yale's campus and are leaning toward a call warning of an armed man heading to shoot up the school being a hoax.
    
New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman said at a news conference Monday afternoon that New Haven and the Yale campus are both safe.
    
A lockdown remains in effect on the Old Campus as police search rooms to confirm that no gunman is on campus.
    
There have been no reports of shots fired or anyone injured and no arrests have been made.
    
New Haven police Officer David Hartman says an anonymous caller from a pay phone nearby told them his roommate had a gun and was heading to the campus.

UPDATE: Police say caller warned of gunman heading to Yale
    
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Police in New Haven, Conn., say they received a call saying someone was coming to Yale University with a gun to shoot up the school.
    
Police blocked off several downtown streets Monday and put the Ivy League school on lockdown as they searched for the potential gunman.
    
New Haven police Officer David Hartman says an anonymous caller told them his roommate had a gun and was heading to the campus.
    
He says at least two people reported seeing a man with a long gun in the area.  Hartman says there was nothing specific about the threat. He says the call came from a pay telephone near the school.
    
There have been no reports of shots fired or anyone injured.
    
No arrests have been made.

UPDATE:

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Police have blocked off several downtown streets near Yale University as they investigate a report of a gunman in the area.
   
Yale put the school in New Haven, Conn., on lockdown Monday morning and is advising students and staff to shelter in place. The school also issued an advisory asking people who are off campus to stay away from the area.
   
Television reports are showing officers in tactical gear outside several campus buildings. The school is on November break, with classes to resume Dec. 2.
   
The school says police received an anonymous call just after 10 a.m. from a phone booth reporting a person on campus with a gun.
   
There have been no reports of shots fired or anyone injured.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Yale University is advising students and staff to shelter in place while authorities investigate a report of a person with a gun on or near its campus in New Haven, Conn.
    
Yale issued the alert Monday morning and advised those on campus to remain in place until there is additional information. Police received an anonymous call from a phone booth reporting a person on campus with a gun.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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