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10/24/2020 UMD Safety Notice

INCIDENT:    4th Degree Sex Offense/Unlawful Touching

OCCURRED: October 24, 2020, at approximately 1:10 a.m.

LOCATION: ODK Fountain on McKeldin Mall

UMPD CASE #: 2020-76255


On October 24, 2020, at approximately 2:12 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a 4th degree sex offense/unlawful touching that occurred at approximately 1:10 a.m., this morning.

A female student reported to police that she was heading towards the ODK fountain on McKeldin Mall. A male, who was not known to the student, ran up to her and touched her inappropriately. The suspect then promptly left the area.

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 .

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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.

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

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

UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555



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