UPDATE: Campus alert issued for domestic violence suspect at MUW

The Mississippi University for Women issued an alert Tuesday evening for a suspect in a domestic assault on campus.

Posted: Apr 17, 2018 7:13 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2018 1:58 PM

Editor's Note: This article has been updated since its publication.

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi University for Women issued an alert Tuesday evening for a suspect in a domestic assault on campus.

The WAlert says the assault happened at 5:20 p.m. and the suspect was seen leaving campus in a gold Mercury Marquis.  

It also says the suspect could have a gun.

Anyone who knows where this person is is asked to call MUW police at 662-241-7777.

UPDATE: No charges filed against MUW assault suspect

On Wednesday, the university released more information about the incident.

The university says the incident happened on campus at the intersection near Eckford and Reneau halls.

"The altercation involved an MUW student and her ex-boyfriend, who is not an MUW student. MUW officers responded to the scene and it was immediately known that he had left campus in a light brown or gold Mercury Marquis. The Columbus Police Department was contacted and asked to assist in locating the alleged suspect."

The university says campus police learned the suspect was known to carry a firearm, which prompted the alert.

No medical treatment was requested following the incident. 

"No weapons were involved in the incident, according to witnesses," the university stated.

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