Security Guard Shot In Botched Campus Robbery


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A security guard is in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound during a botched robbery on the campus of the University of Maryland Tuesday morning.

Authorities apprehended one of the two suspects in the robbery, but police warn the other shooter remains at large and dangerous. Police with the university said the shooting occurred sometime before 2 a.m. EST at the loading dock of the UMUC Inn & Conference Center, where a number of university safes were offloaded. The suspects were both carrying handguns, reports WUSA9.

The suspects shot the security guard in the arm and he remains in critical condition at a local hospital. Authorities have not released his identity.

“This security officer is just a tremendous fella,” David Mitchell, University of Maryland police chief, told WUSA9.

The race of the first suspect is unknown, but police describe him as wearing a black ski mask with a blue shirt, black hoodie, light colored gloves, dark shoes and dreadlocks. Police used a K-9 team to track the other suspect, a black man with dreadlocks, to the woods behind a church near the Inn where authorities found him hiding, reports WJLA.

The suspects stole three safes but dropped one, along with a handgun, at the loading dock before they fled the scene. Police found the two other safes in the woods with a loaded magazine.

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