Latest update 11:40 AM: Yale Daily News tweets – NHPD Lieutenant Jeff Hoffman confirms no shootings, no injuries.
Yale University is advising those on campus to stay put as they investigate a report of a gunman.
Confirmed report of a person w/ gun on/near Old Campus. SHELTER IN PLACE. http://t.co/GWOeIeUZgu
— Yale University (@Yale) November 25, 2013
“We’ve notified our community,” spokesman Tom Conroy said, adding that warnings of the incident had been sent to students, faculty and staff by e-mail and text.
Some 11,250 students attend the prestigious university, located 80 miles northeast of New York City.
An alert sent by campus officials at 11:02 a.m. said:
Yale Alert message- THIS IS NOT A TEST
Text message to the Yale Community, November 25, 11:02
Confirmed report of person with a gun on/near Old Campus. SHELTER IN PLACE. This is NOT a test.
Text message to the Yale Community, November 25- 10:50 a.m
Reports of person with gun on Central Campus. SHELTER IN PLACE- until further notice.
Message sent to Yale Community November 25- 10:17 a.m
New Haven Police have received an anonymous call from a phone booth in the 300 block of Columbus Avenue (between Howard Avenue and Hallock Street) reporting a person on the Yale Campus with a gun. There have been NO confirmations or sightings of this person. Yale and New Haven Police are in the area. If you have information, please call 911 immediately. The Yale Police Department advises those on campus to remain in their current location until there is additional information.