Yale Gunman Story Likely a Hoax: Cops
Caller said roommate intended to shoot people
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 25, 2013 1:15 PM CST
Updated Nov 25, 2013 5:14 PM CST
Police respond to the reports of a gunman on Yale campus Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in New Haven, Conn.   (AP Photo/New Haven Register, Arnold Gold)

(Newser) – Yale University has lifted its lockdown after police said an anonymous call about a gunman headed to campus was probably a hoax, reports the AP. "New Haven is safe. The Yale campus is safe," said New Haven's police chief. "Though it is starting to tilt in the direction of an innocent mistake, it started with a purposeful and malicious call." A New Haven police officer said earlier that the caller claimed "that his roommate was on his way to the university, to Yale University, to shoot people."

Several witnesses reported seeing someone with a "long gun," but there were no reports of shots fired or injuries, ABC News reports. During the lockdown, police blocked off several streets near the school and advised students and faculty to either stay off campus, or stay where they were on campus.

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Nov 26, 2013 12:09 AM CST
Although not the case here..........it, and bomb threats, are common ploys during exam week. National news now'days, as the media if freaked at anything gun.
Nov 25, 2013 6:38 PM CST
No doubt a Looney Left Libtard trying to scare the people to help our Anti-American president advance his agenda against Americans!
Nov 25, 2013 6:28 PM CST
Hey, the New Haven PD got a chance to use all their new military toys and show up with overwhelming force in flak jackets and machine guns. Im sure they will now put in a bid for one of those tanks from Iraq, because, well the next time might not be a prank.