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**UPDATE** UMD Safety Notice 10/23/19

UPDATE: We have identified the suspect in this case. Additional information will be provided as the investigation proceeds.


INCIDENT:    4th Degree Sex Offense (Unlawful Touching)

OCCURRED: October 23, 2019, at approximately 5:50 p.m.

LOCATION: Between HJ Patterson Building and Jimenez Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2019-62197


On October 23, 2019, at approximately 5:55 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a 4th degree sex offense (unlawful touching) that occurred at approximately 5:50 p.m. A female student reported to police that she was walking between HJ Patterson Building and Jimenez Hall when an unknown male approached the student and touched her inappropriately. The suspect was last seen heading towards the Stamp Student Union area.

The student described the individual as a male who was wearing an orange ball cap, a green/black jacket and a backpack. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect. A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident. 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

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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.

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