Lockdown lifted at MVCC Utica campus
Update 11:40 a.m.: Mohawk Valley Community College said the lockdown is lifted.
"After a comprehensive review and search of all dormitories, there was no evidence to substantiate the report," the campus said. "At this time, MVCC would like to assure the community that the Utica campus is secure, and there is no ongoing threat."
Classes and other activities are scheduled to resume.
The Mohawk Valley Community College issued an emergency alert for an "active threat" at its Utica campus.
An initial text to the campus community was sent at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. The campus is in lockdown.
"This is not a drill," the message to campus read. "Barricade yourself in classrooms or offices immediately. There is an immediate threat on campus."
According to Oneida County 911, a call was placed at 8:38 a.m. Tuesday for a "menacing in progress" report at Butterfield Residence Hall.
Police have blocked off the main entrance to the college, according to Oneida County 911.
The Utica Police Department is on scene investigating a report of a person with a gun on campus. The police department said there is not an active shooter on campus.
The Utica Police Department and Mohawk Valley Community College are currently investigating a report of a person we a gun on campus.— Utica Police (@UticaPolice) November 7, 2023
The campus is currently on a lockdown situation.
There is not an active shooter on campus.
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The Oneida County Board of Elections said the polling place located at the Mohawk Valley Community College campus is relocated to Utica Fire Department Station 3 due to the lockdown.
WRVO contacted the college for further information.
This is a developing story.