Indiana university gives all clear after armed robbery near campus

Armed Man Reported on College Campus in Indiana

(Reuters) -- An Indianapolis university has lifted a shelter-in-place warning on Tuesday more than an hour after a report that a man who had committed an armed robbery was running toward campus, according to the university's Twitter feed.

Students at Indiana University-Purdue University were initially told to shelter in place and lock their doors after the alert went out at about 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT).

The man has not been located, said university police spokesman David Briggs. The university said that there would be an increased police presence on campus and offered the phone number of the campus escort service, the Twitter feed said.

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Indiana university gives all clear after armed robbery near campus
IUPUI Alert! A subject with a gun has been reported running toward campus from the 700 Blake. Take safe shelter. Lock door. Follow official
Suspect is a black male, 6'3-6'4" with a black hoodie, blue jeans and a hat with yellow writing.
UPDATE: This situation began as an armed robbery in the 700 block of Blake Street. Police continue to chase leads.
UPDATE: No injuries reported in aforementioned armed robbery.
Scene at Blake Street, where person was reportedly seen running toward IUPUI with a gun.
Needed to go to the library tonight but then I got an @IUPUI alert about an armed robbery on campus, I'm good.
IUPUI keeps reminding me to stay inside.. Trust me you don't have to tell me twice
Alert issued for @IUPUI for reported gunman near campus. Seek shelter and lock your doors

The university described the suspect on Twitter as a black male, between 6 foot, 3 inches and 6 foot, 4 inches tall (about 1.9 meters), wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and a hat with yellow writing. No injuries were reported in the robbery, the university said.

University police sent out an alert because the man was running toward campus, though they do not know if he made it onto the campus, said Briggs.

A representative for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, which is investigating, was not immediately available for comment.

The urban public research university has about 30,690 students.

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