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".

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Yale University 'gun alert' over

Yale University in the US state of Connecticut has lifted its security alert after an anonymous 911 call claimed their room-mate was heading to the campus "with the intention of shooting people".