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Report says 'no clear motive' for US school massacre

Adam Lanza killed 26 people in the Sandy Hook school massacre

Adam Lanza, the gunman who killed 20 children and six adults in an elementary school shooting in Connecticut, acted on his own, a year-long inquiry into the massacre has ruled.

The report, published today, admitted that questions about Lanza's motive may "never be answered conclusively."

Police begin door-to-door search for Yale gunman

Police are going door to door at Yale University to search for a gunman on campus, a spokesman has warned.

Yale University urged students and staff to co-operate, warning, "When they knock on your door, a Yale police officer will slip their Yale ID under the door".

Police have begun a door-to-door search for the gunman.
Police have begun a door-to-door search for the gunman.

"Police may use keys, but they will identify themselves", the university website added.

Libraries and some public schools are also on lockdown as the search continues, New Haven Police Department spokesman David Hartman said.

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Police alerted to Yale gunman by room-mate's call

New Haven Police Department received an anonymous tip off from a male caller that his room-mate was en route to the Yale University campus "with the intention of shooting people", a spokesman said.

Police spokesman David Hartman told reporters both the caller and the gunman have yet to be identified.

New Haven Police Department spokesman David Hartman.
New Haven Police Department spokesman David Hartman.

He told a press conference: "There has been no report of gunfire, there has been no report of injuries of anyone.

"We are interviewing [two] witnesses who did report seeing somebody on or near the university campus with a long gun ... either a rifle or a shotgun".

Read: 'Man with gun' at Yale University

Yale: Police 'actively searching' for campus gunman

Officers from the Yale Police Department, New Haven Police and Connecticut State Police are "actively searching for any gunman" on the scene at the university's Old Campus, Yale's website states.

Armed police walk towards Yale University's Old Campus.
Armed police walk towards Yale University's Old Campus.

Issuing a renewed alert, Yale University warns its students and staff that the lockdown continues, adding, "THIS IS NOT A TEST".

Anyone with information on the gunman have been urged to call the emergency services.

Yale: Everyone is following alert instructions

Yale spokesman Thomas Conroy told local newspaper the New Haven Register, “Everyone is following instructions they were given in these alerts".

The Yale alerts warning an emergency situation is in place are sent by email, text message and phone.

Everyone in our community receives these alerts ... Everyone is alerted in multiple ways,” he added.

Students at Yale University have been on break since Saturday and classes do not resume until 2nd December.

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Police 'confirm no shooting or injuries' at Yale campus

New Haven Police have blockaded  a street to the side of Yale University's Old Campus.
New Haven Police have blockaded a street to the side of Yale University's Old Campus.

New Haven Police Department Lieutenant Jeff Hoffman confirmed to student newspaper Yale Daily News there has been no shooting or any injuries as police search for a gunman on Old Campus.

Police vehicles and an ambulance nearby the scene.
Police vehicles and an ambulance nearby the scene.

Yale Police Department and New Haven Police have blockaded a road near to the campus.

SWAT teams reportedly assembled at Yale campus

SWAT teams are reportedly assembling outside Yale University's Old Campus following the confirmed report of a gunman on campus.

Yale Daily News, the student newspaper, also reported that announcements have been broadcast in dorm rooms warning of the situation:

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Another in-room PA announcement was just blasted across dorms out reporting gunman on Old Campus.

Yale on alert after confirmed report of gunman

Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, has urged students and staff to take shelter after local police received a report of a person on campus with a gun.

Yale University posted this alert on its webpage.
Yale University posted this alert on its webpage. Credit: Yale University

"Confirmed report of a person with a gun on/near Old Campus. SHELTER IN PLACE. This is NOT a test", the university website reads.

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