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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 07:43 AM

Incident on Youngstown State University campus sparks panic; suspect surrenders

YOUNGSTOWN -- An incident that may have involved a gun on campus led to a nearly two-hour lockdown Monday afternoon at Youngstown State University.

Robert Allen, 19, now in the Mahoning County jail on unrelated charges, is the person of interest who surrendered to Youngstown State University police about two hours after the lockdown began.

University President Jim Tressel gave thanks “to the folks who stepped up to the plate.”

“There are always teachable moments,” he said. “It’s a reminder that having those penguin alerts lined up ... that’s critical. It’s fortunate where we are. [Youngstown Police Department] was right on the spot, and other jurisdictions were nearby.”

Read more: http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/dec/03/incident-ysu-campus-sparks-panic-suspect-surrender/

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