Utica College on lockdown after 'real, credible' threat

Utica College in upstate NY is now on lockdown due to a "real and credible" threat, according to a notice from the school's social media account.

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

Law enforcement continues to investigate threat.

Officials at an upstate NY college say a lockdown sparked by a telephone threat has ended after all buildings were searched and staff and students escorted to safe locations.

Utica College was placed on lockdown after police received a "real, credible threat".

'Everyone on campus is to remain sheltered in place.

A later post said armed police are evacuating campus buildings and escorting students and staff to safety.

The Utica City School District was on lockout, as a precaution because of the Utica College situation. There have been no reports of any shots fired, injuries, or any suspects in custody.

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Utica College was founded by Syracuse University in 1946, and now has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, according to its website. Please follow all instructions from law enforcement. "Please stay where you are until directed by law enforcement", the school tweeted after 12 p.m. on Monday.

  • Tracy Klein