U of M warns of man spotted with gun near campus [UPDATED]

U of M warns of man spotted with gun near campus [UPDATED]

The University of Minnesota has called off a shelter-in-place warning, saying the man who attempted to rob another student with a gun this afternoon has likely left the campus.

Officials sent a series text alerts warning students and others on the West Bank of the Twin Cities campus there was an attempted robbery near Anderson Hall at 2:40 p.m., according to police.

A search of the West Bank is complete, and all regular classes and activities are expected to continue as planned.

The university described the man as an African American, 20 years old, 6-feet tall with a black puffy jacket.


University of Minnesota officials say they identified the wrong man in the surveillance still below, and have released a new image of the man allegedly responsible for an West Bank armed robbery attempt on Tuesday.

Read the full story here.


[Surveillance still of suspect that was originally in this space has been removed after the man in the image was cleared of any wrongdoing.]


Several reports, including this one, suggest that police are searching the university's tunnel system for the suspect, although classes and activities on campus have resumed:

Google street view of U of M's Anderson Hall
Google street view of U of M's Anderson Hall

University official speaking with the press on campus:

Citing the university, KSTP is reporting that the person with a gun is another student:

Meanwhile, it's also being reported that nearby businesses have temporarily closed:

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Previous tweets on the incident:

More on this as it develops.

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