OHIO CAMPUS CLOSED Armed Robbery Suspect Near Campus Prompts Ohio University To Close
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 30, 2013 12:43 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 30, 2013 3:00 PM EST
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, Athens County
Police at Ohio University in Athens County were on alert Wednesday afternoon after an armed suspect in a robbery was spotted near campus.
The alert prompted University President Roderick McDavis to close the campus, campus police said. All classes were canceled, and students and non-essential employees were asked to return to their residences.
About 9:30 a.m., Athens police received a report of an armed robbery at Station Street Apartments. The suspect allegedly had a handgun and fled. The suspect is described an African-American man, 6 feet 1 to 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans. Ohio University police began looking for the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ohio University Campus Police at 740-593-1911.