Jeffery Jones, 50, arrested in Yale University hoax that prompted lockdown in November

New Haven police say they have arrested the person behind a hoax that prompted a massive lockdown at Yale University back in November. Police say

Police say Jeffery Jones, 50, called 911 claiming

Police say Jeffery Jones, 50, called 911 claiming his roommate was going to shoot people on campus. (Credit: News 12)

NEW HAVEN - New Haven police say they have arrested the person behind a hoax that prompted a massive lockdown at Yale University back in November.

Police say Jeffery Jones, 50, called 911 claiming his roommate was going to shoot people on campus.

Officers arrested him on Tuesday, after comparing his voice to a recording of that call.

"I cannot tell you and emphasize how serious this was," says Assistant Chief Archie Generoso, of the New Haven Police Department. "A number of people were put at risk, including police officers and citizens of the city."

Police say they believe Jones is responsible for a series of other crimes, including vandalism and a similar phone call made to a high school in New Haven.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A former corrections officer faces 45 years in 1 Former corrections officer found guilty in deadly 2014 car wreck
See extended video of state police making an 2 VIDEO: High speed chase ends in crash
VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals 3 VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals
Focus on Connecticut 12/9 4 Focus on Connecticut 12/9
VIDEO: Make-A-Wish fundraiser held for 10-year-old with cystic 5 VIDEO: Make-A-Wish fundraiser held for 10-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Investigators say Jeffery Jones is facing several charges Man arrested in Yale hoax

New Haven police say they've charged a 50-year-old man for causing a lockdown on the

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE