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Armed Robbery Reported On Campus Near South Halls

Penn State students received a timely warning tonight around midnight about a robbery that occurred on campus Friday morning at 4 a.m. where the suspect allegedly had a hand gun.

Penn State Police reported that the incident occurred near the intersection of Shortlidge and McKean Roads, which is in the vicinity of Chace and Atherton Halls. A student told police that an unknown man approached him and demanded “items from his person.” The suspect also reportedly “displayed” a gun during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a black male that was unknown to the student. There was no other description of the man in the release.

There was no indication in the timely warning release whether the incident had any relation to the armed robbery that occurred early Monday morning downtown where a man came up to two students and demanded they hand over their belongings, displaying a gun at them.

The incident was reported to police Monday night at 8:45 p.m. If you have any information, you can reach Penn State Police 814-863-1111 or at their office in Eisenhower Parking Deck.

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Lexi Shimkonis

Lexi is an editor-turned-staff writer who can often be found at either Irving's or the Phyrst (with the chances she'll have her backpack being the same). Lexi is a senior hailing from Spring City, PA (kind of) and studying Civil Engineering. Please email questions and/or pleas for an Instagram caption to [email protected], or for a more intimate bond, follow her on Twitter @lexshimko.


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