Transient accused of threatening UT student with violence to get money

UT Tower on Aug. 1, 2016_319546

Editors Note: A previous version of this story said a suspect was arrested, which was incorrect information provided by UT Police. The story has been updated to reflect that no arrest has been made, which is according to Austin Police.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police are searching for a man after a UT student reported a transient threatened her with violence to get money on Saturday.

The incident happened on campus at 4:15 p.m. in the 300 block of West 21st St. near the fountain.

Austin police said the student told officers that a transient approached her, demanded money and threatened her with violence if she did not give it to him.

The victim said she gave the suspect her debit card and ran home to call police.

If you have any information about the incident, you are asked to call APD at 512-974-2000.

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