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Southeast Student Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Woman with Gun

JONESBORO, AR - A Southeast Missouri State University student faces felony charges for allegedly using a shotgun to threaten a female student outside a residence hall.

Lemell Harlston, a 21-year-old student from St. Louis, was charged yesterday with flourishing a shotgun in an angry or threatening manner.  He is jailed on $7,500 bond. 

The incident happened Sunday outside Towers residence hall.  An 18-year-old woman said Harlston pulled the gun and threatened to shoot her.  Police believe the incident stemmed from long-standing altercations with another woman. 

University officials activated an emergency response team of administrators and security personnel Sunday night and stepped up security around student housing.

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