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Students held at gunpoint on University of New Haven campus: Officials

Two students were held at gunpoint near the Re-Charge convenient store (C-Store) at around 12:20 a.m., the university said in a statement.

WEST HAVEN, Conn. — University of New Haven campus police and West Haven police are investigating after two students were held at gunpoint on campus overnight Sunday.

It happened near the Re-Charge convenient store (C-Store) at around 12:20 a.m., the university said in a statement.

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The suspect got out of the passenger backseat of a vehicle and took a purse from one person before getting back into the vehicle and leaving campus.

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Both campus and local police responded to the scene immediately and secured the campus, according to the university.

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Campus police are increasing security patrols on and around campus.

"As always, the safety and well-being of our university community is our paramount priority," university officials said.

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