Knife-Wielding Man Arrested At Gunpoint At U of Arizona Library

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A man with a knife caused a stir this afternoon at the main library on the University of Arizona Campus.

Campus police received calls just before 12:30 p.m. reporting a man holding a knife was on the third floor of the library, said Sgt. Juan Alvarez, spokesman for the UA Police Department.

“People were frightened because of his behavior,” Alvarez said.

Responding officers quickly subdued the man. He was not a student at the university, Alvarez said.

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