Police charge Monmouth University football player with armed robbery

    Keith Williams. (Monmouth University  Football image)

    Keith Williams. (Monmouth University Football image)

    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.

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