Ohio University closes this afternoon amid search for armed robber

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University says it canceled classes for an afternoon after a man sought in an armed robbery was seen near the campus.

The university says its president decided to close the campus and cancel afternoon classes today as a precaution.

Students were told to return to their dormitories and apartments.

University officials had called in extra police officers and notified students this morning after an armed robbery at an apartment complex near campus. The school says the suspect allegedly had a handgun and fled on foot in the direction of the university.

The university in Athens was expected to reopen Thursday.

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