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Reports of man with a gun on Yale University campus

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Dee DeQuattro


A campus-wide lockdown at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut is now partially lifted as police continue investigating a report of a gun coming to the school.

At approximately 10:17 a.m. New Haven Police have received an anonymous phone call from a phone booth on Columbus Avenue reporting a person with a gun on Yale's campus.

At 10:50 a.m. a text went out notifying students there were reports of "a person with a gun on Central Campus."

At 11:02 a.m. Yale University texted the campus community that there is a "confirmed report of person with a gun on/near Old Campus."

Students were under a shelter in place order campus-wide for some time, but the order is now only in effect for Old Campus and Calhoun College.

According to the Associated Press, 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 but there was nothing specific about the threat. He says the call came from a pay telephone nearby. 

There have been no reports of shots fired or anyone injured and no arrests have been made.

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