- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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.

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This story has been corrected to show the attempted robbery occurred around 9:15 p.m., not 8:20 p.m., as per authorities.

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