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No injuries in armed robbery on MSU campus, per alert

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Updated: 4/28/2013 11:23 am
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Authorities are looking for two individuals in connection with an armed robbery on the Mississippi State campus Saturday night, according to emergency text alerts sent from the university to students.

The messages, sent through MSU's Maroon Alert system, first warned of a robbery on campus at 11:01 p.m.

The next alert, which was sent at 11:28 p.m., specified that an armed robbery involving a handgun occurred in "the small parking lot behind Burger King," located on campus.

It then gave a general description of two individuals fleeing the scene, headed east toward Campus Trails Apartments.

The two individuals were wearing "dark clothes," according to the alert.

It's not clear if the two individuals are considered suspects in the robbery or merely witnesses.

The last message came at 11:33 p.m., stating no injuries had been reported at this point.

The Mississippi State campus operated under "emergency" conditions for several hours after the incident, considered standard procedure when weather-related events and other emergencies warrant the change.

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