Police arrest armed intruder at USF St. Petersburg

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Video: Police arrest armed intruder at USF St. Petersburg

iPhone screen capture of two text alerts issued by USF St. Petersburg

 


 


St. Petersburg, Florida -- University of South Florida students were warned to stay in their dorms Sunday night because of an armed intruder on campus. 

Students received the text alert at 11:13 p.m. 

According to USF, the intruder was arrested by USF police and St. Petersburg police after he entered Residence Hall One.

St. Pete Police tell 10 News the man, 31-year-old Derek Joseph Brown, was involved in a domestic dispute with his fiancee. Two bystanders tried to intervene, but Brown allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened them before running off into the dorms.

Brown was taken into custody inside one of the dorm rooms and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

No one was injured.

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