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Police: Yale safe after possible gunman hoax call

November 25, 2013 • National News


Police respond to the reports of a gunman on Yale campus Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in New Haven, Conn. A lockdown remained in effect on the Old Campus Monday afternoon as police search rooms to confirm that no gunman is on campus. (AP Photo/New Haven Register, Arnold Gold)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University was locked down for nearly six hours Monday as authorities investigated a phone call saying an armed man was heading to shoot it up, a warning they later said was likely a hoax.

SWAT teams searching the Ivy League campus didn’t find a gunman after a room-by-room search, and the lockdown was lifted Monday afternoon. No one was injured, police said.

“New Haven is safe. The Yale campus is safe,” New Haven police Chief Dean Esserman said.

A 911 call was received at 9:48 a.m. from a man at a pay phone about a mile from the campus who said his Login to read more

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