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UMD Community Notice 11/22/19

**Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George's County Police Department.

INCIDENT:                Off-Campus Attempted Abduction

OCCURRED:             November 21, 2019/ Approximately 11:45 p.m.

LOCATION:              4700 Block of Harvard Road (near Rhode Island Avenue), College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           PP19112200000921


On November 22, 2019, at approximately 1:12 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus attempted abduction. The incident occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m., on November 21, 2019, in the 4700 block of Harvard Road, College Park, MD.

A female student reported to the Prince George’s County Police today, that she was walking in the 4700 block of Harvard Road when a male knocked her over and attempted to pull her in the opposite direction. The victim screamed, which got the attention of two people, who ran over to help. The suspect then left and was last seen heading towards Baltimore Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white male, skinny build, unhealthy thin appearance, and approximately 30 to 35 years of age. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, black sunglasses and carrying a black backpack.

A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspect are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200).

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online. Email address is:

When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, 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.

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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

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

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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