Crime

Yale Lockdown Mostly LIfted

Call about gunman seems likely a hoax

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Yale was lock downed for several hours Monday as police and SWAT teams searched room to room in residence areas for any sign of a reported gunman on campus.

University officials instructed students and staff to "shelter in place" after an anonymous 911 caller said just before 10 a.m. that his roommate wanted to shoot up the school and was heading to the main campus with a rifle, according to police.

The call may have been a hoax, New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman said at an afternoon press conference.