TX university issues alert about man with weapon on campus


The University of Houston sent out several Twitter alerts Tuesday afternoon, warning students of a person reported to be on campus with a weapon.

KPRC 2 Houston News reported that the person, described as a black male wearing a grey shirt and black pants, is considered dangerous.

Police said they were following aggravated robbery suspects from Pasadena when the suspects realized the police were behind them.

The men bailed out near the intersection of I-45 and Cullen Boulevard, according to police.

No campus buildings were placed on lockdown.

Authorities believe one or more suspects ran onto campus.

Authorities were searching near the baseball field.

UPDATE: The University of Houston later tweeted that the suspect was no longer in the vicinity and the alert was cancelled.

Monday afternoon, the Houston Chronicle reported that a University of Houston student was beaten and carjacked near the campus. That suspect was described as a 20- to 25-year-old black male. The student suffered minor injuries, and her car was stolen.

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