NEW HAVEN — New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow claims in a tweet that his son, who is black and a Chemistry major at Yale University was “accosted” at “gunpoint” Saturday night by university police who thought he was a suspect.

At the same time, a Yale University spokesperson has confirmed that a student whose behavior and appearance matched the description of a suspect had been detained “briefly.” No name was given and the spokesperson is not commenting on whether Blow’s son was approached gunpoint.

The spokesperson said in an email that an internal review of the incident will be conducted by the chief’s office of Yale Police Department.

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