ATHENS, OHIO: A southeastern Ohio university says it canceled classes and an evening menís basketball game after a man sought in an armed robbery was seen near the campus.

Ohio University says its president decided to close the campus and cancel afternoon classes Wednesday as a precaution. Students were told to return to their dormitories and apartments.

Ohio University officials had called in extra police officers and notified students Wednesday morning following an armed robbery at an apartment complex near campus. The school says the suspect allegedly had a handgun and fled on foot in the direction of the university.

The university in Athens was expected to reopen Thursday.

The school said it hoped to reschedule the Bobcatsí home basketball game against Eastern Michigan University.