WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a college football player in New Jersey has been arrested on armed robbery charges after police say two students were approached by a man with a gun resulting in a campus lockdown.
Monmouth County prosecutors say Monmouth University freshman Keith Williams, of Baltimore, was taken into custody Tuesday night. Bail was set at $100,000 cash.
It wasn't known Wednesday if the 18-year-old offensive lineman has a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.
Authorities say two female students reported that a man wearing a hooded black sweatshirt and a stocking mask approached them around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday on the campus in West Long Branch. Authorities say the man pulled out a handgun and demanded their cellphones.
The women ran and the suspect was captured a short time later in a dormitory.
This story has been corrected to show the attempted robbery occurred around 9:15 p.m., not 8:20 p.m., as per authorities.