Utica College on lockdown due to 'credible threat,' officials say

College on lockdown after 'credible' shooting threat

Utica College in New York State which was locked down Monday morning after a ‘real credible’ shooting threat

Utica College is under lockdown due to a "real, credible threat", according to the school's twitter account.

A lockdown at Utica College was lifted around 5 p.m. Monday, after police conducted a thorough search of every building on campus.

According to the school's most recent Twitter post, law enforcement is on campus evacuating buildings and responding to the situation. "Please get to a safe place and remain there until you are told the shelter in place direction has been lifted", the campus tweeted.

The school is asking students to stay in place. "Please follow all instructions", the college tweeted.

"At approximately 11:00 a.m. Utica College received threats from an individual who stated that he was armed with a weapon on the campus", Lt. Bryan Coromato, a spokesman for the Utica Police Department, wrote in an email shortly after 1 p.m.

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The college is in Utica, a small city close to Lake Ontario.

No shots have been fired and there have been no reported injuries, the school tweeted at around noon on Monday.

'Comply with all law enforcement instructions.

The New Hartford, Utica, Sauquoit Valley, New York Mills, Whitesboro and Westmoreland School Districts, along with Notre Dame High School, were all paced on lockout as a precaution.

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