Downtown campus placed under lockdown following hostile dormitory intrusion

TROY POLICE RESPONDED to reports of an unidentified male traversing a Russell Sage residence hall.

A Troy police officer looks towards the campus of Russell Sage College in downtown Troy on Tuesday, November 3. According to reports, an intruder was seen in one of Sage’s dorms early Tuesday morning, leading to a lockdown of campus around 8 am. After police came to investigate, a gunshot-like sound was heard; as a result, a shelter-in-place warning was issued.

As several RPI buildings are located downtown, the order was issued for them as well.

Numerous agencies were involved in the incident, including K9 units from Albany, University of Albany, and New York State Police. Also at the scene was the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The searches yielded no suspect or public evidence, but investigation is ongoing.