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Gun alert issued at University of Minnesota

Updated: 11/11/2013 5:07 PM
Created: 11/11/2013 4:49 PM WHEC.com

Officials at the University of Minnesota have sent a text alert warning students about a man armed with a gun after an attempted robbery on campus.

The Star Tribune reports the man was seen at Anderson Hall on the West Bank of the Minneapolis campus.

A university spokesman says a gunman tried to rob a student. It's unknown if shots were fired or if anyone was hurt.

People on the West Bank campus are being asked to seek shelter.

Campus police say they are searching for a man with a gun. The man is described as black, 20 years old, 6 feet tall and wearing a black, puffy, hooded jacket.

The alert was sent at 3:20 p.m. Monday.



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