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The University of Iowa has sent a Hawk Alert to students this afternoon warning them about an armed robbery suspect that might be in the downtown area.
The alert, which some students received after 2 p.m., describes the suspect as a white male with a knife in his late 30s with gray facial hair and glasses. It says the man is wearing a red sweatshirt and a plaid shirt.
He was last seen in the downtown area.
A commander with the Iowa City Police Department said the robbery is a UI police case, and Iowa City officers are assisting. He did not have further details about the alleged crime that prompted the Hawk Alert, but a posting on the University of Iowa's Web site mentioned that the suspect "displayed a knife to a woman and asked for her phone."
The victim wasn't harmed.
As of 4 p.m., University of Iowa and Iowa City police are still looking for the armed robbery suspect.