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Utica College went on lockdown Monday after receiving a "real, credible threat." (WSTM)

New York's Utica College on lockdown after receiving threat



UTICA, N.Y. (WSTM) - Utica College issued an alert ordering people on campus to lock down Monday morning.

An alert on Twitter sent by the college said, "UC has received a threat and is Locking Down.

"Please remain where you are and lock doors until further notice."

A follow-up tweet from the college said it had received a "real, credible threat."

Utica Police say the college received threats from a man claiming he was armed with a weapon around 11 a.m. Police said they have not found any evidence of an active shooter or shots fired at the campus.

Just after noon, armed officers started escorting people from campus buildings.

Utica City Schools and New York Mills Union Free School District were each placed on lockout because of the situation at the college as a precautionary measure, according to officials from those districts.

The college announced later Monday afternoon that all afternoon and evening classes, as well as events, athletic practices and activities had been canceled for the rest of the day. A tweet from the administration advised everyone to continue sheltering in place.

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