BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Dugan Hall at Canisius College was briefly placed in a lockdown after an alleged armed robbery, according to school officials.
A spokesperson for Canisius College says the Department of Public Safety learned of an “alleged armed robbery that occurred in Dugan Residence Hall” around 3:30 p.m. Monday.
According to officials, a member of the campus community was the victim and was struck with a weapon during a fight. They say the suspect appeared to have a gun.
The college says the victim has non-life threatening injuries.
Officials say Dugan Hall was placed on lock down. Public Safety officers were assisted by Buffalo Police and conducted a search for a suspect.
Anyone in the dormitory were told to "shelter in place,” which was lifted just after 5 p.m. Visitors are still not allowed in the building at this time.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Public Safety at 716-888-2301.