Original ticket http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/2119 on 2012-04-28 by @njsmith, assigned to unknown.
This has the same result in 1.5.1 (as shipped by Ubuntu 11.04) and in current master (3cb783e):
>>> import numpy as np
>>> a = np.zeros((2, 2))
zsh: segmentation fault python
The segfault is fixed (maybe not quite right), but gh-2713 is a duplicate, so closing this.