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Ontario college lockdown lifted after original call to police

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The University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College have lifted a lockdown on campus that had been in place for nearly three hours Friday afternoon.

Police were called to the joint campus in north Oshawa, Ont. after receiving a call about an armed person on the premises.

While there is still an active investigation happening in Oshawa, "The campus is no longer part of our investigation," said Sergeant Bill Calder.

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"There's no injuries so far, we have no confirmation so far that there is indeed an armed person but that original call obviously caused us concern," he said.

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Dakshana Bascaramurty is a national news reporter who writes about race and ethnicity. She won a 2013 National Newspaper Award in beat reporting for her coverage of changing demographics in the 905 region. Previously, she was a feature writer for Globe Life. More

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