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Lockdown At University Of Chicago Lifted After Off-Campus Armed Robbery, Officials Say

Officers are looking for several people who were involved in a robbery near the U of C campus, police said.

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CHICAGO — The University of Chicago campus was briefly on lockdown Monday.

The lockdown started shortly before noon Monday and lasted about an hour. Officials called for the lockdown after suspects from an armed robbery tried to flee near the campus.

The robbery happened 11:23 a.m. when several people held up a store in the 1700 block of West 119th Street, police said.

While driving away, the people stopped their car and got out near Midway Plaisance and Woodlawn Avenue, according to a University of Chicago Police spokesman. Officials ordered people on campus to stay sheltered while officers looked for the suspects.

Several people were taken into custody and officials lifted the lockdown before 1 p.m.

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