WU employee robbed at Big Bend MetroLink station

| Senior News Editor

A Washington University employee was robbed on the platform of the Big Bend MetroLink station at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6.

A MetroLink train pulls into the Big Bend MetroLink station. A Washington University employee was robbed at the Big Bend station platform earlier on Wednesday at 7 a.m., leading to a campus lockdown while officers searched for the suspect. The lockdown was lifted after it was confirmed that the suspect had left the area.Grace Bruton | Student Life

A MetroLink train pulls into the Big Bend MetroLink station. A Washington University employee was robbed at the Big Bend station platform earlier on Wednesday at 7 a.m., leading to a campus lockdown while officers searched for the suspect. The lockdown was lifted after it was confirmed that the suspect had left the area.

The suspect left the station following the robbery and was initially believed to have fled to Danforth Campus. Due to this concern, the Washington University Police Department issued a campus lockdown around 7:45 a.m. while officers searched for the suspect.

WUPD confirmed that the suspect had left the area surrounding campus, and the lockdown was lifted at approximately 8:10 a.m. In a follow-up email, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer Hank Webber explained that the lockdown was done “out of an abundance of caution.”

WUPD Police Chief Mark Glenn said that he was not aware of any injuries to the University employee. The St. Louis County Police MetroLink Unit is still investigating the robbery with WUPD assisting.

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