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Attempted Armed Robbery Occurs Near UWM Campus

MILWAUKEE - A warning to UW-Milwaukee students tonight after two would be robbers pulled a gun on a man near campus.

The school sent out an alert. The man was walking near Oakland and Newport just before 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. The victim was able to push the gun away and run off. The two suspects then got into a silver car and drove off northbound on Oakland Avenue.

This happened right before Safety Week is set to kick off at UWM. The weeklong event starts Monday and will feature different events each day including bike safety and self-defense classes.

This year the focus is everybody who uses the campus should work together to stay safe. That means opening lines of communication with campus police who in turn will be visiting residence halls and other campus locations to show students how to respond to emergency situations.

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