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New York state's Utica College on lockdown from 'real, credible threat'

Students at Utica College in upstate New York were told to shelter in place on Monday.
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Utica College in upstate New York is on lockdown, officials said. Photo: Utica College / Facebook

Utica College in upstate New York ordered students to shelter in place on Monday because of a "real, credible threat," the college said on Twitter without giving more details.

Armed law enforcement officers were evacuating buildings and taking people on campus to a safe location, the college said.

The lockdown came after two phone calls were made threatening the college's Gordon Science Center, Utica's WUTR-TV news station reported. There were no immediate reports of actual violence.

School and police officials did not immediately respond to requests for more details. The college is in Utica, a small city close to Lake Ontario.

(Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)