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New York (AFP) – Yale University announced Monday it was on lockdown following reports of an armed person on the loose at one of the most prestigious universities in the United States.

A series of alerts on its website ordered all staff and students to shelter in place until further notice, as teams of police scoured the sprawling campus in New Haven, Connecticut for the presumed assailant.

There was no confirmation of any injuries or shots fired. New Haven police received an anonymous call reporting the person with a gun shortly after 10:00 am.

The university recess for the Thanksgiving holiday began over the weekend.

Yale has more than 14,000 students and a teaching staff of more than 9,000. It was established in the early 18th century and is one of the top universities in the U.S. prestigious Ivy League.

President Trump boards Air Force One for his return flight home from Florida on July 31, 2020

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Florida senior residents have been reliable Republican voters for decades, but it looks like their political impact could shift in the upcoming 2020 election.

As Election Day approaches, Florida is becoming a major focal point. President Donald Trump is facing more of an uphill battle with maintaining the support of senior voters due to his handling of critical issues over the last several months. Several seniors, including some who voted for Trump in 2016, have explained why he will not receive their support in the November election.

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