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Arrest made in armed assault at UMass-Amherst dorm

February 19, 2016

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A suspect in an armed assault inside a dormitory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that led to a two-hour shelter-in-place order on campus has turned himself in.

Framingham police said 19-year-old William McKeown surrendered Friday. Police also seized a car in Framingham possibly connected to the assault.

Campus police earlier Friday had issued on arrest warrant for McKeown on charges including armed robbery and assault and battery.

UMass Police Chief Tyrone Parham says two men who were let into the Pierpont dormitory at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday struck a male student on the head, possibly with a gun. No shots were fired.

The student was treated at a hospital. Officials say the victim knew his assailants, who are not UMass students.

There was no word on the second suspect.

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