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Auraria Campus briefly placed on lockdown after nearby stabbing

CU-Denver and MSU sent alerts that the downtown Denver campus was on lockdown Tuesday afternoon. The lockdown was lifted just before 5 p.m.

DENVER — Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado-Denver sent alerts to students on Tuesday afternoon that the Auraria Campus in downtown was on lockdown after a stabbing at a nearby lightrail station.

The alerts said that "All entry doors are locked. Increase your awareness. Run, hide or fight if appropriate."

The lockdown was lifted just before 5 p.m.

The Denver Police Department (DPD) said it was investigating a stabbing at the Auraria West Campus light rail station on 5th Street near Walnut Street. A man was transported to a hospital.

DPD said the suspect was in custody related to the stabbing that occurred during a disturbance on a light rail train. The investigation was ongoing and there was no known threat or danger to others in the area, DPD said.

MSU tweeted just before 5 p.m. that Auraria Police and DPD continued to investigate the stabbing and that the campus was back open.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

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More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

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