50 year-old man arrested for Yale shooting hoax

Police booking photo of Jeffrey Jones, who is accused of calling in a hoax threat about a gunman at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Image Courtesy: WTNH

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – New Haven police say they have charged a suspect with making a hoax call in November to say an armed man was heading to shoot up Yale University.

Police said Wednesday that 50-year-old Jeffrey Jones of Westbrook, Conn. has been charged with falsely reporting an incident, threatening, reckless endangerment, misuse of the emergency 911 system and breach of peace.

It was unclear if Jones had an attorney and a home phone listing could not be found.

The call prompted a six-hour campus lockdown and search. No one was injured.

A 911 call was received Nov. 25 from a man at a pay phone about a mile from campus who said his roommate was on the way to the university to shoot people.

Read more from our Connecticut sister station, WTNH-TV.

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