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The attempted robbery occurred in the 400 block of South University Avenue. Credit: Sam Holland

An attempted robbery in the 400 block of South University Avenue prompted a UPennAlert Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect is a male in his 20s in a collared shirt, according to the Division of Public Safety's website. He was last seen heading westbound at 39th Street and Baltimore Avenue. 

According to the alert emailed at 1:54 p.m., police advise students to avoid the area and use caution.

DPS issued an all-clear at 2:16 p.m. for a return to normal activity. Police and security officers are patrolling the area.

This is a developing story that was last updated at 2:18 p.m. Please check back here for updates.

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