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Statement on Hoax Emails

Earlier today UMPD was notified by UMD Division of IT that departments across campus received bomb threat emails. We are aware that these emails are hoaxes. These emails are the same that have been sent all over the country today to schools and cities. An investigation into these emails is underway. We encourage anyone if they see suspicious activity to report it to police immediately.

To read FBI's statement regarding these emails, please click here.


Male Charged in Connection with two Indecent Exposure Incidents

Safety Tips for your Residence over Holiday Break

Indecent Exposure Case - New Photos

Above are clearer photos of the suspect from last night's indecent exposure case.

11/19/18 UMD Safety Notice - Indecent Exposure

INCIDENT:    Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED: November 19, 2018/ Approximately 8:40 p.m.

LOCATION: Sixth Floor of McKeldin Library

UMPD CASE #: 2018-66261


On November 19, 2018, at approximately 9 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to McKeldin Library for an indecent exposure. A female UMD student reported to police that she was on the sixth floor when she saw a male who exposed himself. The female along with unknown bystanders chased the male down the stairs. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the male. A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

An image of the suspect can be viewed above.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email .

When available for release, additional information, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: and

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!

Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911

Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555



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