MTSU issues campus alerts after armed robbery report

Middle Tennessee State University has issued safety alerts after a report of an armed robbery Friday evening, Oct. 2, on the university campus.MTSU Alert graphic

The following text comes from the university’s “Alert Updates” page, located at www.mtsu.edu/alertupdates, which is part of the network of campuswide information sources linked to MTSU’s Rave Mobile Safety emergency notification system.

9:45 P.M., OCT. 2, 2015: No further information has developed at this time around the Scarlett Commons area.

Stay alert and report unusual activity to MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.

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7:39 P.M., OCT. 2, 2015: Armed robbery reported at Scarlett Commons Building 1. Leave that area immediately and stay away.

Persons at Scarlett Commons should not stay outside; instead, they should go inside and report suspicious persons to MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.

One suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’6″, wearing a red hoodie. The other suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5’10”, wearing a beanie, with tattoos on his face. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun.

Report suspicious activity to MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.

Tonight’s notifications went automatically to all current MTSU students, faculty and staff via email alerts from the Rave Mobile Safety system and were posted to the university’s social media accounts. When necessary, the campuswide alerts also include weather-related university scheduling changes, building closures and more.

MTSU students, faculty and staff who also want to receive text and/or voice alerts can click here, log in with a PipelineMT username and password to update their contact information. (Rave Alert FAQs, including adding or changing contact information, are available here.)

When there is not a situation on or near campus warranting emergency alerts, the “Alert Updates” page displays a generic message advising visitors to check back when necessary and to contact the MTSU Police Department if any suspicious activity is observed.

— Gina E. Fann (gina.fann@mtsu.edu)