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Update in the Elkton Hall Incident

UPDATE: An individual in the Elkton Hall incident has been identified. There is no threat to the campus community. Additional information will be shared within the next 24 hours.


INCIDENT:    Burglary/ 4th Degree Sex Offense (Unlawful Touching)

OCCURRED: January 27, 2019/ Approximately 6:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Elkton Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2019-4770


On January 27, 2019, at approximately 8:33 a.m., a female UMD student reported to police that a male who was not known to her entered her residence at Elkton Hall. During the incident, the male entered through an unlocked door and proceeded to get into bed with the woman. While doing so, the male made contact with the woman. The woman yelled at the male to leave and he eventually left. During the exchange, the male mentioned “OG Legend.” The male left the residence in an unknown direction. The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident.

The male is described as a white male, medium height, heavy set, round face, brown eyes, short brown straight hair, and wearing only red/blue plaid shorts.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email .

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