Lockdown at Utica College is over

UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR) —The lockdown at Utica College has been lifted shortly after 5:00PM Monday evening.

Local, state and federal law enforcement had conducted a full search of the Utica College campus after two phone calls were made to authorities, the caller claiming to have a gun and challenging police to stop them.

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Police outside Utica College in upstate New York which is on lockdown, March 5, 2018, ‘due to a real, credible threat,’ according to the school. (Photo: WUTR)

A pair of phone calls threatening to take some sort of action at the Gordon Science Center on the campus of Utica College has resulted in a campus-wide lockdown. A heavy police presence was seen at the Burrstone Road campus. Utica Police report that there were no reports of any shots fired and no reports of anyone seen on campus with any weapons. Utica College has cancelled afternoon and evening classes and all athletic activity of Monday.

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