The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

January 21, 2014

Suspicious person prompts campus advisory at MSSU

JOPLIN, Mo. — Missouri Southern State University police issued a campus advisory this afternoon concerning a suspicious person possibly in possession of a gun in the vicnity of the Stegge and Dishman residence halls.

The advisory issued at 2:43 p.m. was based on reports received from students outside the Mills H. Anderson Public Safety Center. The students reported seeing a suspicious man near the rappel tower who then headed toward the residence halls on the north side of Newman Road.

MSSU spokeswoman Cassie Mathes said campus police initiated walk throughs of all residence halls after issuing the advisory and had completed about half of them by 3:20 p.m. without locating the person in question.


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