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11/01/2020 UMD Community Notice - Update in Last Night's Off-Campus Shooting

Dear Campus Community,

Last night shortly after 11 PM, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) responded to a report of a shooting at The Hotel at the University of Maryland.

PGPD is leading this investigation and has provided the following update, including information on the status of the victims and images of two persons of interest:

At this point, we have no information that any of the victims are affiliated with the University of Maryland community. UMPD assisted PGPD with scene security and traffic control and provided first aid to one of the victims. The safety of the University of Maryland and our surrounding community remains our highest priority.

Chief David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety


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.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!


Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

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

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

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.

Prince George's County Police Department

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



Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)


Counseling Center


CARE Office (Free & Confidential resource for those impacted by Sexual & Relationship Violence)


Health Center


Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct


UMD Alerts

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