Police Search for Possible Armed Suspect on Rutgers Campus

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New Jersey police are searching the area of Rutgers University's Livingston campus for a "possible armed subject" on Thursday, according to an alert sent on the school's Emergency Notification System.

Piscataway police alerted residents to avoid the area of Metlars Lane near Suttons Lane in News Brunswick as they searched for a fleeing suspect who is possibly armed with a weapon. Officers cleared the scene around just after 6 p.m. and said the suspect appeared to be no longer in the area.

"After a thorough search of the area of Metlars Ln and the surrounding wooded area, by air and with the assistance of a tracking K9, it appears that the suspect is no longer in the area," Piscataway police said in a Facebook update.

No other information was immediately available.

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