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Muhlenberg College, ASD schools put on lockdown Monday, police continue to investigate armed bank robbery in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Muhlenberg College and several surrounding Allentown schools issued a shelter-in-place order on Monday afternoon.

At around 12:15 pm, officers from the Allentown Police were dispatched to Muhlenberg College for a report of an armed person called in by an anonymous complainant.

In an abundance of caution, the college and local schools were placed on lockdown.

The Allentown police department and Muhlenberg College secured the area and determined that the call was a hoax.

While police personnel were on the scene investigating the false report of an armed person at Muhlenberg College, officers were dispatched for a report of an armed robbery at Wells Fargo bank located in the 100 Block of College Drive, according to a press release.

When officers arrived on the scene, they determined there was an armed robbery that just occurred at the bank and secured the scene.

The investigations into these incidents are both active and ongoi