Suspected Robber Barricaded in Home Near Salem State University

The robber, who may have been armed, ran from near Bowditch Hall to a home on Broadway at Clover Street and refuses to come out, according to Salem police

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A suspected robber is barricaded in a home in Salem, Massachusetts, near Salem State University, prompting police to urge the public to avoid the area near Broadway.

The robbery, involving a dispute over a scooter, took place near Bowditch Hall, police said. One of the people involved in the robbery may have had a weapon and shown it.



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The robber ran off to a home on Broadway at Clover Street, a few blocks away, and has refused to come out, according to police.

They have secured the area -- armed officers were seen there -- but told members of the community to stay away while the incident unfolded.

Salem State University issued an alert about the incident Tuesday morning, though without giving many details. Police were investigating an incident on Broadway near the back of the Stanley Building lot and the rear of the O'Keefe Center, the university wrote on Twitter. They didn't say what the nature of the incident was.

No further information was immediately available.

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