MTSU issues ‘all-clear’ notice after r...

MTSU issues ‘all-clear’ notice after reported armed robbery

Middle Tennessee State University has issued an “all-clear” notice Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, after a report of an armed robbery Monday evening, Oct. 27, on the university campus.

MTSU Alert graphicThe following text came from the university’s “Alert Updates” page, located at, which is part of the network of campuswide information sources linked to MTSU’s Rave Mobile Safety emergency notification system.

6:59 A.M., TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 2014, ALL CLEAR: The armed robbery suspects have not been apprehended, but they are not believed to be on campus. Resume normal activity. Please report suspicious activity to MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.

9:33 P.M., MONDAY, OCT. 27, 2014, MTSU ALERT: An armed robbery was reported at the Ellington Human Sciences parking lot. Leave that area immediately and stay away. The suspect was described as a younger black male, wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and carrying a knife. He was accompanied by a small group of four to five other black males. Please report suspicious activity to MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.

The notifications went automatically to all current  MTSU students, faculty and staff via email alerts from the Rave Mobile Safety system. When necessary, the campuswide alerts also include weather-related university scheduling changes, building closures and more.

MTSU students, faculty and staff who also want to receive text and/or voice alerts can click here, log in with a PipelineMT username and password to update their contact information. (Rave Alert FAQs, including adding or changing contact information, are available here.)

When there is not a situation on or near campus warranting emergency alerts, the “Alert Updates” page displays a generic message advising visitors to check back when necessary and to contact the MTSU Police Department if any suspicious activity is observed.

— Gina E. Fann (