University of Minnesota Gunman: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:4:53 pm EDT, November 11, 2013| Updated:5:40 pm EDT, November 11, 2013|
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A gunman has been reported on the campus of the University of Minnesota, reports CBS Minnesota.

Here's what you need to know:


1. A Section of the College Was Completely Locked Down

The college's West Bank campus was locked down. Students were advised to seek shelter and keep away from windows, at 5:20 p.m., the lock down was lifted:


2. The Gunman Stole a Laptop

The gunman may have committed an armed robbery. Early reports suggest a man tried to steal a laptop at gunpoint inside Anderson Hall in the school, reports KARE.

The Star-Tribune reports that a woman gave a man an empty bag when he asked for her computer at gunpoint. The man got angry and left.


3. The Alarm Was Raised by the School

An emergency tweet was sent out by the university.


4. Police Have a Suspect

The suspect has been described by campus security as a black male in his 20s, 6 foot tall, wearing a black hooded puffy jacket. The Star-Tribune reports that the suspect fled between the school's tunnel system.


5. The University of Minnesota is One of the Most Secure in the Land

The school has a campaign called "The Step Up," which encourages students to take preventative measures against criminals on campus. The school also has 2,000 CCTV cameras monitoring the school 24 hours a day.

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