A Friday night robbery on the 200 block of 42nd Street spawned the third UPennAlert in four days.
The Division of Public Safety issued an alert at 7:26 p.m. and were able to declare the area “all-clear” six minutes later.
Around 7:04 p.m., Penn Police responded to a robbery at a house on 42nd Street near Walnut. The victim, who was affiliated with Penn, received a visit from the suspect, who claimed that the victim had received a package intended for him, DPS said in a statement on Friday.
Even though the package was addressed to the victim, the suspect grabbed it and ran off after a “brief struggle,” DPS said. No weapon was used and nobody was injured.
On Wednesday night, DPS sent a UPennAlert after a student was seen leaving Huntsman Hall with a knife. The next day, a series of electrical explosions under 34th Street near Walnut Street spurred another safety alert.
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