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$23K Donated For Caller Who Warned Of UNH Gunman

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University of New Haven (Courtesy UNH)

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A charitable fund established for a homeless woman who alerted authorities to the presence of a man with a gun at the University of New Haven has collected nearly $23,000 in donations.

University President Steven Kaplan says more than 400 people have contributed so far to the fund and the unidentified woman is very grateful.

The woman dialed 911 when she saw the man take guns from his car near campus on Dec. 3.

Twenty-three-year-old William Dong was arrested on weapons charges and the campus was locked down for more than four hours as police searched the school grounds. He was charged earlier this month with a federal firearms offense.

University officials later learned that the caller is homeless and collected the donations to help her get on her feet.

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