U of Minn. president orders more police patrols

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The president of the University of Minnesota plans to step up police patrols following a rash of robberies and assaults on and near campus.

President Eric Kaler announced the new security measures in a campus-wide letter Tuesday.

Kaler says the crimes are “troubling and disturbing.”

On Monday, a man approached a woman in Anderson Hall, a classroom building on the West Bank campus in Minneapolis, and showed her a gun before demanding her backpack and then fleeing. He remained at large on Tuesday.

The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/17t5zO8 ) reports Kaler said he met last week with the chiefs of the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Police Departments to talk about ways to enhance campus security.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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