AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police have suspended their search for two
people, at least one of which was described as armed, that put the
campus of St.
Edward’s University on alert.
It was reported as an aggravated robbery.
Police say the two people took part in a “private
transaction” that “went bad” near the Walmart at East
Ben White Bouelvard and Interstate 35.
The search for those two individuals is what prompted the St.
Edward’s emergency alert.
Just after 5:30 p.m., the school’s campus safety department posted a
message to Facebook saying,
“SEU ALERT: An ARMED INTRUDER is on the MAIN CAMPUS. The
appropriate personnel are responding. If you are on campus,
immediately seek a secure location and await further instruction. If
you are off campus, avoid the area.”
In a Tweet, St. Edwards added that the Austin Police Department was
searching for two suspects linked to an incident at a nearby Walmart store.
APD looking for two suspects regarding incident that
occurred near Walmart. Police searching the area near the garage.
— SEU Campus Safety (@SEUSafety) May
St. Edward’s is a private, Catholic liberal arts university with
approximately 4,700 students.
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