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Emergency Alert Update

At approximately 3:30 on Thursday, March 30, a male wearing a ski mask entered University Liquors at 706 W. Beaufort in Normal, near the Illinois State University campus.  Witnesses say the man, or potentially men, displayed a handgun. After the incident, the suspect or suspects fled on foot toward University Street.  The suspect(s), thought to be approximately 20 years of age was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black jeans.

An emergency alert was sent to campus shortly after the incident was reported.  As of this time, the Normal Police Department has completed its preliminary investigation and search of the area.  Police are advising the community to remain vigilant, and continue to go about normal business.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Normal Police at (309) 454-9535, or McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.