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A UPennAlert was issued Tuesday morning at 6:19 a.m. due to a reported robbery and assault in the area of 3800 Woodland Avenue — about two blocks south of Spruce street.

Police arrived on scene, and the Division of Public Safety warned the Penn community to avoid the area.

A report of a robbery was filed at 5:55 a.m. by a black man unaffiliated with the University. The individual claimed he was robbed by two black males — also unaffiliated — and stabbed, according to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush.

The individual had been stabbed and received lacerations to the head and eye. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

However, this was a false report. DPS recognized him as the perpetrator of an earlier robbery this morning at 5:15 a.m. on 41st Street and Spring Garden Avenue, where he had been stabbed. The individual was arrested by Philadelphia Police for robbery, assault and filing a false police report.

A second alert — the all-clear signal — was issued by DPS at 7:55 a.m.

Referring to the false alert, Rush said, “this is the consequence of quick reporting.”

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