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Connecticut man charged with making hoax shooting threat, prompting Yale University lockdown

Police say they have charged a Connecticut man with making a call in November in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on his way to shoot up Yale University.

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

A message left with a public defender wasn't immediately returned. A home phone listing for Jones could not be found.

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.

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

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