- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence College officials are warning students about two gun-toting men who have been threatening people who refuse to give them cigarettes.

Police Maj. Thomas Verdi tells the Providence Journal (https://bit.ly/1RfHoXp ) his department is increasing patrols after several students reported they were approached by the men near campus on Tuesday night.

He says the suspects would ask for a cigarette, then pull a gun when their request was rebuffed.

Police says the suspects threw a glass bottle at two people who they had approached on Pembroke Avenue. Another man says he was punched in the face by one of the suspects. A third group said they heard gunfire after the men left.

Police have not made any arrests.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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