Police detain two in robbery that led to UW-Madison lockdown

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Neil Johnson
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MADISON—Madison police have detained two Madison males they think could have been involved in an armed robbery of another man a few blocks east of campus at UW–Madison.

According to a news release, police have detained, but not arrested an 18-year-old Madison man and a 17-year-old Madison male after reports two men robbed a 19-year old man at gunpoint, ran off, and then fired at least one shot in the air.

The incident, which happened shortly after 6 p.m. at the 100 block of West Gilman Street, prompted a lockdown at the university, police said.     

 The men apparently robbed the man of his keys, backpack and wallet, and then ran off along Langdon Street, which runs toward the university, police said.

Police believe that two friends of the man robbed chased after the two men. One of the men in the robbery apparently fired a gun. It's not clear if the shots were fired at someone or simply into the air, police said.

Police apprehended one of the men at a bus stop at Observatory Drive on the university's campus, and the other was apprehended at Henry and Gilman Streets just east of the university, police said.

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