University of South Alabama lockdown lifted (UPDATES)


South Alabama Jaguars cheerleaders perform on March 16, 2006, during a game against the Florida Gators during round one of the NCAA National Championship at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.


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The University of South Alabama lifted a campus lockdown Sunday night that it had imposed around 3 p.m., after a student had been robbed at gunpoint, the Associated Press reported.

Campus officials said they had arrested one male suspect and were still seeking a second man that they believe had fled the campus, according to the AP.

The two men robbed a student of $1,000 and a cell phone, the AP reported. A shot was fired during the incident, but no one was injured.

On its website earlier, the university had posted a “crime alert,” warning all at the university to remain inside and take shelter: “There have been reports of someone on campus armed with a weapon last seen in the housing area. Please remain inside until further notice.”

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The Birmingham News posted this video:

The Birmingham News reported that university spokesman Keith Ayers had said police were looking for the man in the student housing area.

Fox10 said a reporter at the scene said a dorm had been evacuated and the police were searching for the suspect in the dorm but that police had not confirmed this information.

According to Fox10, the suspected gunman was seen near the Delta Dorm area.

Officials say a gunman was spotted Sunday afternoon on the University of South Alabama campus, near the Delta Dorm area.