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LMU Student Goes Missing After Arguing With His Dad On The Phone

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A student at Loyola Marymount University has suspiciously gone missing after a heated argument with his father over the phone, prompting concern from his family and authorities.Freshman Austin Bruns, a 19-year old from Sacramento, disappeared late Friday afternoon following an argument with his dad Scott over the phone. According to his father, the two had an intense conversation concern school and summer plans. "I was expressing some frustration with him," Scott Bruns told NBC 4. "He hung up and hasn't been seen since."

According to KTLA, the LAPD are considering Austin Bruns a "critically missing person" because he is under 21, from outside of the area, and in need of medication—however the condition that Bruns needs medication for is not life-threatening.

According to authorities, Bruns was last seen near his dorm on the LMU campus around 5:30, Friday evening, and left all of his belongings in his room, including his wallet, ID and his cell phone.

Scott Bruns was so concerned after the phone call with his son that he decided to fly down to Los Angeles from Sacramento. After Austin had hung up (or gotten disconnected), Scott Bruns tried calling his son back many times but Austin never picked up. "He's never acted like this before," said Scott Bruns. "He's always called back. I was scared."

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Austin Bruns is described as a white male who stands 6 feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has blonde hair and green eyes.

"If someone sees him, please call us," said Scott Bruns.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Austin Bruns is being asked to call the LAPD at (310) 482-6334.

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