UPDATE 9/2: The University of Missouri has issued a statement in response to Thursday night’s initial MU Alert notification that included little information.
“Last night, initial emergency text alerts sent by the University of Missouri Police Department did not include the location of the incident,” said Gary Ward, vice chancellor for operations. “We apologize; this omission was due to human error, and we take full responsibility. We have identified the cause for the error, and it has been corrected. We will meet today, and those involved with sending alert messages will review the processes in an endeavor to prevent a recurrence of this error in future emergency alerts. Safety is the No. 1 priority on our campus.”
UPDATE 9/2: MUPD has arrested a woman after she claimed she was robbed on campus, but apparently was not.
Thursday night around 8:30 MUPD says it got a report from Courtney Chancellor, claiming she was robbed as she attempted to deliver food near Wolpers Hall on the Mizzou campus.
MUPD said they used evidence from surveillance cameras and interviewed Chancellor, who is not a student at Mizzou.
Police said she confessed to falsely claiming the robbery.
Police arrested her on suspicion of filing a false report.
UPDATE: MU and Columbia police have left the scene of Thursday night’s robbery near Wolpers Hall. Investigators said they will continue to search for the suspect and found no threat to the campus.
If you have any information about the robbery, you’re asked to call 573-882-7201.
UPDATE: The suspect is described as a black man, 6 feet tall, some facial hair with a possible goatee, upper arm tattoo, late 20s, with a handgun.
The Columbia Police Department and its K9 unit are assisting in the investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY: The University of Missouri Police Department is investigating a robbery on campus Thursday night.
According to the MU Alert website, a delivery driver reported a suspect flashed a gun near Wolpers Hall and demanded money.
The university notified students, faculty and staff to the investigation just after 8:30 p.m. but did not initially say where the robbery occurred. This comes after continued criticism over the alert system.
You can find updates from MU Alert by clicking here.
ABC 17 News is on the scene gathering more information.