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University of Maryland Police Department Refers Person of Interest in Noose Investigation

The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) announced today an update on a hate/bias investigation involving a noose found on campus.

On April 27, 2017, the University of Maryland Police Department responded to Fraternity Row #5 for a hate/bias incident. A noose was found in the kitchen, and UMPD launched an investigation.

Our detectives have spent over 600 hours investigating this incident, including interviewing over 60 people, as well as reviewing video and swipe card access. UMPD has now referred a person of interest to campus officials for disciplinary review. Criminal charges will be applied should additional evidence meet the threshold for state or federal prosecution.

“UMPD is committed to creating a safe campus that is free from hate and discrimination,” said UMD Chief of Police David B. Mitchell. “As always, members of the UMD community are asked to reach out and report when they see hate, so we can protect our community and create a safer campus.”

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UMD Advisory Message 08/13/17

The purpose of this advisory is to make you aware of a burglary that was reported to the University of Maryland Police Department.

INCIDENT:    Burglary of a Chemistry Lab 

OCCURRED: Between August 9, 2017, at approximately 5 p.m. and August 10, 2017, at approximately 5 p.m.

LOCATION: Chemistry Building

UMPD CASE #: 2017-50848

 

BRIEF DETAILS:

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, at approximately 5:14 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the Chemistry Building for a burglary. A male UMD employee reported to police that laboratory equipment and small amounts of two toxic substances were missing from the lab.

The amount that was taken is not deemed to be a health or safety risk to the public or our campus community.  They are highly diluted standards used for testing purposes.

Our detectives are conducting an investigation and a video review of our cameras in the area is underway.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555 or may do so anonymously by emailing http://www.umpd.umd.edu/contact/anonymous_tip.cfm .

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UMD Safety Notice 08/13/17

Please visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices_umpd_detail.cfm?id=836 for information regarding an on-campus burglary that occurred on 08/12/17. The University of Maryland Police Department is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555.

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