An 18-year-old Monmouth University student has been criminally charged following last night’s incident on the West Long Branch campus that spurred a lockdown, authorities announced.
Keith Williams of Baltimore, Maryland was charged with first degree armed robbery, according to a statement from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
He was transported to the county jail with bail set at $100,000.
Williams has been suspended indefinitely from the football team, the university announced.
Authorities allege that Williams pulled a gun — which turned out to be fake — on two female students and demanded their cellphones.
Monmouth University police ordered students and faculty to shelter in place after the incident.
Nobody was hurt.
—————————————————————-The Associated Press contributed to this report.