Christopher Newport University no longer on lock down

NEWPORT NEWS, VA (WWBT) - The campus of Christopher Newport University is no longer on lockdown status after an armed robbery at the CNU Village on Warwick Boulevard.

According to the Newport News Daily Press, a spokesperson for CNU said students and staff members received a text alert just before 9 a.m. as part of the campus alert system. Those already on campus were instructed to lock themselves indoors, and those who had not yet come to campus were told to stay away until further notice.

The CNU Village, across the street from the campus, includes shops and restaurants, as well as some student housing. There was no immediate information on the specific location of the armed robbery.


10:12 a.m.
The emergency situation has ended. You may return to campus. Further comments will be forthcoming.

9:06 a.m.
Law enforcement officials are responding. Continue to shelter in an interior room. Help others, close windows, draw blinds, lock and barricade door.

8:58 a.m.
Continue to shelter in an interior room. Shut windows, lock and barricade doors. This is an emergency. Do not come to campus. You will be notified of the all clear.

8:54 a.m.
Get to an interior room. Lock and barricade doors, shut windows, while helping others. Turn off lights, be quiet. This is an emergency. Do NOT come to campus.

8:51 a.m.
Armed robbery at CNU Village. Lock yourself into an interior room now. This is an emergency. Do not come to campus.

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