“Yale University ordered students and staff to ‘shelter in place’ Monday because of a ‘confirmed report’ of a person with a gun on or near the Old Campus,” usatoday.com reports. The following statement appears on the Connecticut University’s website: “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.” newhavenindependent.org reports . . .
A SWAT team has arrived there. So have members of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Meanwhile, police prepared to shut down College and Elm Streets and possibly other nearby streets, and kept pedestrians away. Both New Haven and Yale cops are on scene.
An officer there reported to the Independent that no one has been shot; and that cops are “actively” searching for the reported gunman.
The ATF? Man those guys get around.
Police on the radio reported keeping an eye on an “older white man, balding, in a heavy overcoat, walking toward” Linsley-Chittenden Hall.