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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".

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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.

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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