Overnight police responded to a vehicle burglary. The thief stole a gun from a car then stole another car and drove away.
Monroe Police caught up to the stolen car and followed it on to the ULM campus. This prompted the lock down of the entire ULM campus. The suspect got out of the car and fled on foot. The suspect is a black male and he is still on the loose.
The lock down was lifted before six o’clock this morning.
Statement released by University Police Officer in Charge, Lieutenant Steven Mahon:
“Shortly before 4:30am this morning, a lock down alert was triggered for the campus community to shelter in place. Monroe Police officers were pursuing a vehicle burglary suspect on foot in the 800 block of Filhiol Ave., and UPD officers in the area assisted. Through the course of the investigation, it was uncovered that the suspect may have stolen a .45 caliber handgun from a vehicle located off-campus.”
“As a precautionary measure to keep our students safe, a lock down order was issued while law enforcement officers searched the area for the suspect. Monroe Police have concluded their search, and the suspect was not apprehended. ULM surveillance footage indicated the suspect fled away from campus, so the lock down order was lifted. The campus returned to normal operations at 5:30am.”