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Man with gun reported near Union South has left the campus area

A man with a gun has been reported fleeing toward Union South following a reported robbery.

A man with a gun has been reported near Union South after an armed robbery was reported in the area, according to a UW-Madison WiscAlert.

According to the alert, the suspect was seen near University and Randall Avenue fleeing toward Union South. The suspect is described as a male wearing dark skinny jeans, a red hooded shirt, a ski mask and a scarf. He is approximately six feet tall.

The UW-Madison Police Department instructed students to avoid the area and seek a safe location. Those inside Union South were told to remain in the building, where there were multiple officers maintaining security. 

A WiscAlert issued at 8:54 p.m. said it is believed the suspect has left the area and that there is “no longer a threat to the UW campus at this time.”

The Madison Police Department is investigating the incident.

UPDATE Oct. 16 9:20 p.m.: This post was changed to include a UWPD update.

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