5:30 p.m. update: The lockdown at Utica College has been lifted by college officials and law enforcement.
3 p.m. update: Utica College has cancelled all afternoon and evening classes, events, athletic practices and activities for the rest of today. Please continue to shelter in place.
Utica College, located 50 miles east of Syracuse, is on lockdown “due to a real, credible threat,” the school said Monday.
According to Utica Police, at approximately 11 this morning the College received threats from an individual that stated he was armed with a weapon. Utica Police, along with other local, state and federal agencies are on scene investigating the incident. The college is currently on lockdown and the Utica City School District is following a lock out procedure. There is no substantiation to any reports of an active shooter or shots fired on campus.
From the College:
“There is no confirmation of any shots fired on campus, and there are no injuries reported. Law enforcement continues to investigate threat. Local, state, and federal law enforcement are on scene. Campus remains in lock down. Please follow all instruction from law enforcement.”