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UPDATE: Police: Yale campus safe, no gunman found

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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 was ended for the entire campus Monday afternoon after police spent the day searching rooms to confirm that no gunman was on campus.

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.

Esserman says police hope to track down and arrest the caller.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A campus wide lockdown has been partially lifted at Yale University as New Haven, Conn., police continue to investigate after receiving a call saying someone was coming with a gun to shoot up the school.

The shelter-in-place order is now only in effect for the Old Campus and Calhoun College sections of the Ivy League school.

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 nearby.

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

No arrests have been made.

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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.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Police have blocked off several streets near Yale University and put the Ivy League school on lockdown as they investigate a report of a gunman in the area.

Yale is advising students and staff to shelter in place. The school in New Haven, Conn., also issued an advisory asking people who are off campus to stay away from the area.

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

The school says on its website that campus, city and state police teams are searching for "any gunman."

Television reports show officers in tactical gear outside several campus buildings. A police helicopter is hovering over the area. The school is on November break, with undergraduate 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.

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