UPDATE: Utica Police say no armed gunman on campus at MVCC

Utica Police - There is NO active shooter on the campus of MVCC in Utica.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2018 11:41 AM
Updated: Nov. 10, 2018 10:15 PM

UPDATE- Utica Police have confirmed with NEWSChannel 2 the subject, who is a 36-year-old male, did not have a gun on him.

At first, there were questions about the man having two guns with him, one in his car and one on him. Police have confirmed that wasn't the case.

They said they searched his home and found a second gun that was permitted. They tell us the gun they located in his vehicle on campus, was also permitted.

They also confirmed with us that he's not a student.

Police said he is undergoing a mental health evaluation.


Utica, N.Y. - M.V.C.C. officials issued an Emergency Alert Saturday morning stating "There may be an armed gunman on campus, shelter in place immediately."

Utica Police say there is no active shooter on campus.

Utica Police spokesperson Lt. Bryan Coromato says there is no threat to the community.

He says authorities were initially alerted about a man who left his home in Camden with two registered guns. He did not know whether a family member alerted authorities or someone else did.

Police pinged the individual's cell phone and located that cell phone in the man's vehicle which was parked on the campus of M.V.C.C. in Utica.

Coromato says officers found one of the guns in the trunk of the vehicle, and officers then located the individual off campus on Albany St. and he was take into custody without incident.  Coromato did not immediately know whether the man had a second gun in his possession at the time he was located.

Coromato says there were never any shots fired. He says this is a case of an emotionally disturbed person.

Numerous people called into the NEWSChannel 2 newsroom to let us know they received a text and/or email about the Emergency Alert.

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