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article imageS. Alabama University campus lockdown lifted after armed robbery

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By JohnThomas Didymus     Apr 30, 2012 in Crime
A lockdown imposed on the campus of the University of South Alabama after a robbery incident at the college dorm has been lifted. The campus was locked down after a student was robbed at gun point earlier in the day.
AP reports that university spokesman Keith Ayers, said school authorities issued the lockdown after reports that two armed male suspects robbed students on the campus. Ayers said campus police were "working the case... It was an armed robbery on campus... No one was hurt."
College officials said two robbers at gunpoint took about $1,000 and a cell phone from a student at the Delta 4 residence hall. A shot was fired during the robbery but no one was hurt.
According to AP, the university announced on its website on Sunday evening that a male suspect had been arrested. The second robber is believed to have escaped from the campus.
An alarm was sent out at about 3:30 p.m.CDT, soon after the incident. AP reports that the school used loudspeakers, emails and dial-in phone system to advise students to stay indoors and report any suspicious activities.
Late on Sunday, the school authorities lifted the lockdown urging students to resume normal activities.
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