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Ohio says Wednesday night's home game against Eastern Michigan is postponed because the campus shut down as a precaution amid a search for an armed robbery suspect.
The Bobcats (15-5, 6-0 Mid-American Conference) say the game against Eastern Michigan (10-10, 3-3 MAC) has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 in Athens.
Ohio University officials had called in extra police officers and notified students Wednesday morning following 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 was expected to reopen Thursday.
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Ohio Universitys men's basketball game on Wednesday night vs. Eastern Michigan was canceled after an armed robbery near campus forced a campus closure.
The school shut down operations for the day while the robbery suspect remains at large.
At 12:25 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Ohio University posted the following statement on its website: In light of the fact that the armed fugitive...
Eastern Michigan's men's basketball game scheduled for Wednesday night in Athens, Ohio, was postponed following an armed robbery near the Ohio University campus.
Police were searching for the man who robbed a woman at gunpoint, stealing 5, at an apartment complex Wednesday morning, according to the Athens Messenger newspaper.
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