'STAY INDOORS': Oakland university police warn students to stay safe inside as 2 armed men roam their campus

'Police are continuing to pursue two armed suspects on campus,' stated the Oakland University Police Department

'STAY INDOORS': Oakland university police warn students to stay safe inside as 2 armed men roam their campus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more Americans than ever before died from gun-related injuries in 2020 (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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MICHIGAN, OAKLAND : Oakland University police began searching the area around Adams Road and Walton Boulevard for two possibly armed men on Monday, November 13. They are requesting that students who live on campus “stay indoors”. Additionally, commuters have been urged against visiting the campus, and all events have been postponed until 10 am. Early on Monday, Oakland University Police sent out a tweet alerting employees and students of the search and alarming situation that sais, “O.U. ALERT: Police are continuing to pursue two armed suspects on campus. Students, faculty and staff are advised not to report to campus.”

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According to The Detroit Free Press, the incident started in Genesee County while officers were pursuing four stolen vehicles. Two suspects fled from an automobile that they had wrecked on Interstate 75 southbound. According to the police, numerous cars were taken from a car lot in the neighboring community. On the approach from I-75 southbound to Joslyn Road in Auburn Hills, one of the stolen vehicles overturned. It is reported that the collision resulted in at least one death. South Adams Road was blocked up by police near Walton Boulevard. The Meadow Brook Amphitheatre section of the campus was where the suspects were allegedly hiding out.

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The two men, who are possibly armed, were seen close to Adams Road and Walton Boulevard, according to Oakland University police, who also reported that numerous law enforcement agencies had responded to the situation. Both of the men, according to the authorities, are of slim build, and one of them is in a blue hooded sweatshirt. 

This the second campus threat reported after news spread about a shooting on Sunday, November 13 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville that left three dead and two injured. Local authorities had issued the alerts, which were posted on various social media sites at around 4 am. Additionally, a suspect was detained on the westside of Michigan during an hour-long confrontation in which a 24-year-old man and the police opened gunfire.

The three incidents don't seem to be connected, but the timing is concerning given the prevalence of gun violence in America.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more Americans than ever before died from gun-related injuries in 2020, which is the most recent year for which data was available. Suicides caused by guns are included in the data. There are about 13,700 students enrolled at Oakland University in Rochester, and 14% of them live on campus.

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