UPDATE: Early-morning incident leads to arrest at MSU

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State University police officers arrested a suspect following an early-morning incident Thursday near McKee Hall, a university residence facility on East Lee Boulevard.

Officers called to the scene at approximately 4 a.m. have charged a suspect with strong-arm robbery, said MSU Police Chief Georgia Lindley. More charges may be forthcoming as the investigation continues, she added.

“The incident was quickly contained, and there was no danger to others,” Lindley said, observing that many students are completing final examinations and preparing to leave campus.

Commencement exercises are Saturday.

Lindley said the incident is unrelated to a strong-arm robbery reported April 21 near sorority row. Three suspects were arrested following an investigation of that incident.

Miss. State Media Relations