Several University students and local residents were threatened with deadly weapons this weekend in three seperate incidents, but none received any serious injuries. University Police responded to calls of two armed robberies, an armed intruder in an off-campus house and two fights over the weekend. In one incident, a group of five men robbed two groups of people at gunpoint early Friday morning in the 41st Street area. University Police said the men approached two people walking on the 200 block of S. 41st street at 2:12 a.m. Friday. Some of the robbers were on foot and others on bicycles. One of the men threatened the two with a gun and robbed one of them of $30. Police believe the same group is responsible for a similar robbery about 20 minutes later outside 4209 Sansom Street. A group of five males, on foot and bicycles, stole an unspecified amount from four people. Police did not know if the four were students. They said the two victims of the 41st Street robbery were not students. Police have not made any arrests and do not have any suspects. In another incident, a group of University students cornered an intruder in their house early Saturday morning and kept him at bay until police arrived. Residents of the Sigma Nu fraternity house at 3819 Walnut Street discovered an intruder in their house just after 7 a.m. University Police said the students chased him out of the house and cornered him. The intruder then pulled a knife and threatened the students, but they kept him trapped until police could arrest him. Christopher Williams, 39, of the 5800 block of Washington Avenue, was arrested and charged with burglary. The students were not hurt. In a third incident, a University student was punched in the face early Saturday morning in an altercation at Billybob restaurant on 40th and Spruce streets. University police said they did not have details on the incident. They said only that the student was taken to Student Health for treatment and that no arrests have been made. Police also broke up a fight between two homeless people Thursday night on the 3900 block of Walnut Street. One of the two hit the other on the head with a club or stick and was charged with disorderly conduct. Police said assault charges are usually filed in such cases, but the victim decided not to press them.Comments powered by Disqus
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