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Police press inquiry at URI campus

Tensions remain high at the University of Rhode Island, where police are searching for a man who made a “worrying” phone call Friday, a day after the South Kingstown campus was locked down for several hours following reports of an active gunman, school officials said.

University police responded to the school’s library Friday night after two students reported overhearing a suspicious phone conversation, said Major Stephen Baker, of the university’s police. At this time, there is no evidence that the man who made the call is connected to Thursday’s incident, when police swarmed the campus looking for a man who witnesses said knocked on a classroom door and said he had a gun, Baker said.

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“The phone conversation [on Friday] did not contain a specific threat but did [worry] the two students,” he said.

Baker said authorities have not identified the suspect from Thursday’s incident. After the campus was taken out of lockdown Thursday, State Police said they found no evidence that there was ever a shooter or a gun on the campus.

But State Police returned to the campus Monday to question witnesses in an attempt to identify the man who sparked Thursday’s alarm.

Todd Feathers can be reached at todd.feathers@globe.com.
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