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Columbus State issues alert about armed suspect on campus

Police search Clearview Hall for armed suspect

Police officers are currently investigating a report of an armed suspect. Armed officers are coming in and out of the residence hall, which houses more than 450 students.
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Police officers are currently investigating a report of an armed suspect. Armed officers are coming in and out of the residence hall, which houses more than 450 students.

Columbus State University has issued an alert after campus police received a report about an armed suspect in Clearview Hall.

The suspect was described as a black male between 17 and 19 years old with a medium build. He is wearing dark clothes and a stocking cap, according to the Cougar Alert.

Residents are encouraged to stay in their rooms. All others are urged to stay away from the area.

CSU police, the Columbus Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team are actively searching the area at this time.

Officials say that classes are continuing and campus operations are going on as normal during the investigation.

Clearview Hall is the only building that is on lockdown. More than 450 students reside in the dorm.

Stay with the Ledger-Enquirer as this story continues to develop.

Sarah Robinson: 706-571-8622, @sarahR_92

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