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Ohio State University Police have attempted robbery suspect in custody

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Two Buckeye Alerts regarding an attempted robbery on campus were issued within 15 minutes of one another Thursday morning.

The first alert, sent at about 10:30 a.m., stated that an attempted robbery had taken place at the SafeAuto Hospital Garage on Westpark Street, near the Wexner Medical Center.

The suspect was described in the alert as a 5-foot-7 white male, wearing a black hoodie and jeans.

The second alert, sent at about 10:45 a.m., gave the “all clear,” stating a suspect had been arrested by University Police and that there was no ongoing threat.

Buckeye Alerts are messages sent out by the university “when it is determined that the campus community needs to take immediate action to remain safe,” according to the Department of Public Safety’s website.

UPDATE: April 7, 10 p.m.

A University Police incident report stated that Mickey Moore, a 32-year-old male not affiliated with OSU, was arrested for aggressive panhandling, a second-degree misdemeanor.

University Police responded to a report of a robbery at about 10:17 p.m. and worked with Wexner Medical security officers to locate the suspect, said Dan Hedman, a spokesman for the Office of Administration and Planning. The victim was unharmed and able to identify the suspect.

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