Arrest following attempted armed robbery at Metro station

WASHINGTON – University of Maryland students received an alert Friday afternoon following an attempted armed robbery at a nearby Metro station.

Metro says two men tried to steal a backpack in a stairwell of the College Park station’s parking garage around 1 p.m.

The victim says one of the suspect’s had a gun, but nobody was hurt and nothing was taken.

After searching the area, a person matching the suspect’s description was found on the platform for the Metro station about an hour later.

He was arrested after a brief struggle and a BB gun was recovered.

Students received an all clear shortly before 2:30 p.m.

Metro Transit Police are still investigating

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