Ohio University canceled its men's basketball game Wednesday night against Eastern Michigan classes as a precaution after a morning armed robbery near campus.
The suspect remained at large Wednesday afternoon after he robbed a woman of $5 at an apartment complex and fled toward a campus building.
Students were told to return to their residences, and non-essential employees were allowed to leave for the day.
"For those asking, yes this is for real. We do not believe the threat is imminent," Ryan Lombardi, Ohio's vice president of student affairs, said on Twitter. "President (Roderick) McDavis made decision as a precautionary measure as suspect is still at large. @ohiou will reopen tomorrow morning."
Students and staff were altered by emergency text and email alert at 9:59 a.m. ET, according to reports. Classes were canceled for the day.
According to the school's website, "efforts will be made to reschedule" the Mid-American Conference game against Eastern Michigan.