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No Guns Involved In Domestic Dispute At Concordia University; Lockdown Lifted

October 17, 2018 - 8:07 pm

RIVER FOREST (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A lockdown at Concordia University campus in west suburban River Forest following reports of an unarmed domestic violence situation was lifted after four hours.

At 6:15 p.m., River Forest police responded to a 911 call about a domestic disturbance inside a campus building, according to university spokesman Eric Matanyi. About four minutes later, a lockdown was announced throughout the school and remained in place until 9:58 p.m.

Officers entered the Christopher Center building and found that a man had attacked a woman during a campus event, Matanyi said. Neither were students at the university.

The man, who was not armed, ran away from the scene and is no longer on campus, Matanyi said. The woman declined medical treatment on the scene.

A separate case of loud noises inside a residence hall was reported to police by a university student, Matanyi said. Officers also searched that building and determine the sounds were neither gunfire nor related to the previous incident.

The campus is believed to be secured from additional threats, Matanyi said.

River Forest police were investigating the incident and are actively pursuing information about the male suspect.

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