Utica Police: College threat was not credible

UTICA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - One day after Utica College officials referred to a threat on campus as “real” and “credible,” police chief Mark Williams is now saying the threat was not “credible.”

He did say police were still investigating the incident, although they declined to identify a suspect.

Utica Police led an investigation at the campus after threatening phone calls regarding some kind of action at the Gordon Science Center prompted the school to go on lockdown.

The school alerted the community to the status via Twitter around 11:12 a.m.

The school described the threats as "real" and "credible" in an update around 11:50 a.m.

The Chief noted that police are working with the District Attorney and any suspect arrested in connection with the incident will be charged “to the fullest extent.”

Police also refrained from discussing the nature of the threats.

This is a developing story – NewsChannel 9 and LocalSYR.com will have additional details later.

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