Man, 22, charged with armed robbery at Keene State
KEENE, N.H. (WHDH) -- Keene State College was forced into lockdown Friday after a 22-year-old wearing a hockey mask allegedly pulled a gun on students.
Justin Robinson is accused of pulling a gun on a student at an off-campus apartment. Police said he then took off toward the college campus where he terrorized a second group of students, taking one student’s sweatshirt.
“When I was walking back to my room a campus safety guy came up to me, he was like where are you going. I said I was going home back to my room. I had no idea at that point because it was like 1:30 in the morning,” said student, Chris Haughy.
Catherine Allen is a Keene State student who was on the way to meet her friends when they were threatened by Robinson.
“My roommate said she would meet me halfway and as soon as I got there they said a guy cocked a gun on them,” said Allen. “They were freaked out.”
Police were able to track down Robinson to his nearby home and a campus-wide e-mail alerted students of the arrest.
Robinson was charged him with one count of armed robbery and one count reckless conduct.
Students are shocked, but also relieved the suspect is in custody.
“It was just really scary to know like this is where we're supposed to feel safe because we’re going to school and someone is just running around with a gun. It was just really uncomfortable,” said student, Ashley Bobola.
“That's very relieving, much better than knowing there's a guy with a gun running around,” said student, Linus Biederman.
Nobody was hurt in either attack, according to police. Robinson will face a judge on Monday.