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UMD Safety Notice 07/18/2021

INCIDENT:                Shots Fired


OCCURRED:             July 18, 2021/ Approximately 8:30 a.m.


LOCATION:              Elkins Building (3300 Metzerott Road), College Park, Maryland

UMPD CASE #:         2021-54556




On July 18, 2021, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a University of Maryland Police Department Officer was walking through the Elkins Building when the officer heard a loud banging noise. A search of the loading dock area was conducted in which shell casings were found.


There was no property damage.


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

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!

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


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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