Police Review Surveillance Images In Suspected Gunman Hoax At Yale
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police on Tuesday said they have secured images from a surveillance camera of a suspect who made a call claiming an armed man was about to storm Yale University.
Authorities also said they have identified several people of interest in their investigation following Monday’s six-hour campus lockdown. New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman said Monday he was leaning toward the incident being a hoax.
A 911 call was received at 9:48 a.m. Monday from a man at a pay phone about a mile from the campus who said his roommate was on the way to the university to shoot people.
The university, along with Calhoun College and the Old Campus of Yale, were placed on lockdown.
The first notification from Yale to its students came down at 10:17 a.m. Monday.
“This is NOT a test,” read one message.
The school issued a “shelter in place” order to its students and also told students “if off campus, stay away.”
Around 11 a.m., two witnesses reported seeing someone carrying a long gun in the area, but New Haven police officer David Hartman said it was possible those people may have seen law enforcement officers responding to the scene, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
But SWAT teams searching the Ivy League campus didn’t find a gunman after a room-by-room search. No one was injured.
Classes are not in session this week at Yale.
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