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UM Locks Down After a Tip Suggests an Armed Robber was Near Campus

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MISSOULA -

University of Montana officials locked down campus this morning, after the Office of Public Safety got a tip that the suspect was spotted near campus. UM sent out campus-wide alerts, warning students to get behind locked doors, or to stay away from the area.

For a little over two hours, the university campus was deserted, while students and faculty stayed behind locked doors. Most students used the time to finish homework, while others simply relaxed. Some students even ignored the warning, and left the safety of locked-down buildings. Others say they thought UM officials made the right decision to lock down campus as a precaution.

UM sayS this was the first real test of the campus emergency alert system. President Royce Engstrom added that they feel they made the decision to reopen campus after communicating with Missoula and UM police officers.

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