Lockdown at Utica College lifted, police continue to investigate threat

Entrance to Utica College in Utica New York

An upstate NY college is on lockdown due to what it calls a "real, credible threat", but the college and police say there has been no confirmation of shots fired or injuries reported.

The Utica Police Department continues to work with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to investigate the threat.

'If you are sheltered in place, you will be evacuated and escorted to a safe location.

Utica College received two phone calls to the Gordon Science center on Monday at about 11am that threatened to 'take some sort of action'.

'Please follow all instructions from law enforcement'.

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The Utica City School District was on lockout, as a precaution because of the Utica College situation.

Students at Utica College have been asked to stay where they are and shelter, reports ABC. Again, the campus remains on lockdown.

Armed police officers are on campus and will be clearing buildings, the school added. Residential students will be escorted back to their residence halls by law enforcement, and must remain there until the lockdown has been lifted.

"There is no confirmation of any shots fired on campus, and there are no injuries reported", Utica College tweeted at 12:44 p.m.



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