According to reports, a call from a public phone booth sparked off rumours that a person was ‘with a gun' on the campus. Immediately the university issued an alert ‘shelter in place' on its website on Monday. The report was shortly confirmed by the university website.
University sent off warning via texts and mails to its students and teachers
The university sent off warning via texts and mails to its students and teachers, an official said.
Police officials blocked several roads leading to the university as they were inspecting the area. So far there have been no reports of shooting in the campus. Officers were seen wearing tactical gear and inspecting the campus.
Around 11,000 students attend the university. Reports suggest that a SWAT team was sent to the Old Campus area.
Twitter was abuzz when the news emerged with people warning and cautioning each other.
Bollywood actor Sharukh Khan was at the Yale University last year in April when he accompanied Nita Ambani. Khan was invited to deliver a speech to the students there. Nita Ambani's daughter Isha Ambani was a Sophomore at the University and studied Psychology and South Asian studies.