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UPDATE: Ohio campus closes amid search for armed robber

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Ohio postpones E Michigan game after campus closes

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A southeastern Ohio university says it canceled classes and an evening men's basketball game after a man sought in an armed robbery was seen near the campus.

Ohio University says its president decided to close the campus and cancel afternoon classes Wednesday as a precaution. Students were told to return to their dormitories and apartments.

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 in Athens was expected to reopen Thursday.

The school said it hoped to reschedule the Bobcats' home basketball game against Eastern Michigan University.

Ohio postpones E Michigan game after campus closes

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — 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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