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Two teens detained in connection to Madison robbery, campus lock down lifted

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Madison (WQOW)- A campus lock down has been lifted and a very tense situation has eased in Madison.

UW-Madison students were told to stay indoors Wednesday night after a report of a shot fired.

It happened around 7 o'clock.  Police say a young man was robbed at gunpoint on West Gilman Street.  Officers say a friend chased the suspect or suspects to Langdon Street and one shot was reportedly fired.

UW-Madison sent out an alert telling people to stay inside until the situation was resolved.

Around 8:45 p.m., the university said students could resume their normal activity.  Two teens have been detained.  One was caught at a bus stop. Read the report from Madison Police here.

 

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UPDATE (WQOW) -- Madison police now say they have detained two teenagers in connection with a robbery near the UW campus, but the teens have not yet been arrested.

The suspects are 17 and 18 years old.

Here is the latest update posted by MPD spokesman Joel DeSpain:

"Initial information indicates a 19-year old man was robbed – at gunpoint - of his backpack, wallet and keys by two suspects. The holdup happened in the 100 block of W. Gilman St. around 6:20 p.m."

MPD detectives believe a friend, or friends of the victim gave chase as the suspects fled on foot. The pursuit headed to Langdon Street, and one round was fired in the 100 block by one of the suspects. It is not known if the bullet was fired into the air, or at someone. Two suspects have been detained. One was captured by UW-Madison Police officers at a bus stop on Observatory Drive. A second suspect was located by MPD officers near the intersection of Gilman Street and Henry Street. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Shortly after the latest incident report update by MPD, UW-Madison sent a WiscAlert alerting students that they do not need to shelter in place any longer.

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MADISON (WQOW) -- The UW-Madison Police Department is responding to a report of shots fired at 130 Langdon Street.

In an alert posted on its website, the university says a suspect was last seen heading west on the Lakeshore Path toward the residence halls.

The university is saying the situation is not an "active shooter" but a search for a suspect.

The university also posted a description of suspect: Male, black wearing black clothing with a black/white baseball cap, black jacket, dark backpack.

It says everyone in the area is asked to shelter in place and stay indoors until the situation is resolved.

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Web alert from UW Madison:

Shots fired on Langdon Street

7:30 p.m. UWPD is responding to a report of shots fired at 130 Langdon Street. The suspect was last seen heading west on Lakeshore path in the direction of the Lakeshore residence halls. All are asked to shelter in place and stay indoors until the situation is resolved.

Suspect description: A black male wearing black clothing with a black/white baseball cap, black jacket, dark backpack.

More information will be posted as it is available.

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