WENY News - UPDATE: Utica College Lifts Lockdown

UPDATE: Utica College Lifts Lockdown

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6:00PM UPDATE: Utica College has lifted the lockdown. Police confirmed there were no shots fired and there were no injuries.

Law enforcement is continuing their investigation.

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2:45PM UPDATE: Utica College has now canceled all afternoon and evening classes, along with any activities, practices and sporting events. A shelter in place order is still in effect as authorities continue to sweep the campus.


This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York college is on lockdown due to what it calls a "real, credible threat."

Utica College in central New York sent messages on social media late Monday morning asking students to shelter in place. The college told students they would be evacuated and escorted to a safe location.

WUTR reports there was a pair of phone calls threatening some sort of action at the college's science center.

State police, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office and Utica City Police were dispatched to the campus.

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