The University Of Minnesota Was Placed On Lockdown After Reports Of An Attempted Armed Robbery

The University of Minnesota was on lockdown early Monday evening as police searched for a possible gunman on campus, the Minneapolis Star Tribune

A man armed with a gun was reportedly seen at Anderson Hall, which houses university bookstores and dining services. Students were sent an alert saying to “shelter in place.”

The university says the incident stemmed from an attempted robbery.

Police were searching for a black male who is about 20 years old, 6 feet tall and wearing a black, puffy, hooded jacket, according to the Star Tribune.

The university later issued an all-clear saying they searched the area and that no shooting occurred.

The suspect allegedly displayed a gun in an attempt to steal a laptop.

The university posted this alert on the homepage of its website:

This afternoon, an attempted armed robbery of a student occurred in Anderson Hall on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus. The suspect displayed a gun in an attempt to steal a laptop. The suspect then fled and is currently at large. He is described as an African American male, approximately age 20, six feet tall, wearing a black puffy hooded jacket. Police are currently searching for the suspect. People are asked to call 911 if the suspect is seen. Those on the West Bank campus should shelter in place until further notice.

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