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S. Ala. campus locked down after armed robbery

University of South Alabama locks down campus after armed robbery, no one hurt By The Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) ' The University of South Alabama locked down its campus for several hours Sunday following an armed robbery in a college dormitory, but officials say no one was hurt.

University spokesman Keith Ayers said Sunday evening that the Mobile campus issued a crime alert to students at about 3:30 p.m. CDT.

The school used loud speakers, emails and a dial-in phone system to advise students to seek shelter and stay indoors.

"We did in fact do a campus lockdown," Ayers said.

Ayers said officials issued the alert after receiving a report that two armed male suspects robbed students in campus housing.

Campus police were "working the case right now," Ayers said. "It was an armed robbery on campus...No one was hurt."

Ayers said he's not aware of any shots having been fired.

As of early Sunday evening, no arrests had been made and the alert remained in effect. Campus police were continuing to investigate.

The school initially posted a crime alert on its website Sunday that said "there have been reports of someone on campus armed with a weapon last seen in the housing area."

The alert went on to advise the university community to "remain inside until further notice."

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