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Lockdown lifted at Yale after scare over report of gunman on campus
Lockdown lifted at Yale after scare over report of gunman on campus

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- After the school massacres at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine, this has become, perhaps, the inexorable consequence of any threatening phone call. At Yale University, hours after an anonymous man called and warned a dispatcher that a gunman was headed to the school to "shoot some people," a campus lockdown was lifted Monday afternoon after police scoured the campus room-by-room without finding a would-be killer. There were no reports of shots fired. At a news conference before the lockdown was lifted, investigators had begun to suspect that a witness who reported seeing someone with a gun may have seen a police officer. But doubt alone was not...

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