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Suspect in armed assault at UMass Amherst surrenders to police

UMass Amherst was put on lockdown for two hours.
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A 19-year-old man has turned himself in after an armed assault causedUMass Amherst to be puton lockdown for two hours on Thursday, Framingham police said.

William McKeown is expected to be arraigned on assault and battery charges with a deadly weapon, simple assault, as well as battery and armed robbery. There were no shots fired but one male victim suffered a head laceration, WCVB reported.Officershad previously seized a car parked on Water Street that they suspected of being linked to the incident.

The Amherst campus was under a"shelter in place" order on Thursday as police investigated aftera man was reported in Pierpont Hall with a gun.A second man was mentioned in the school's emergency alerts, according to WCVB.​

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The school posted on their Facebook late Thursday night that theassailants weren't believed to be one of theirstudents. UMass police said the assault is not believed to be random.

Video evidence showed authorities that the two suspects were provided access willingly by a UMass student into Pierpont Hall, according to MetroWest Daily News.

It remainsunclear if police are still looking for a second person.

 

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