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UMD Community Notice 09/28/22

**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 Assault with a Weapon 

OCCURRED:              September 26, 2022 (Monday)/ Approximately 10:05 p.m. 

LOCATION:               8100 block of Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland 

PGPD CASE #:           22-0046445 


On September 28, 2022, at approximately 8:39 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received notification from the Prince George’s County Police Department, who confirmed through their investigation that the information below is correct.

On September 27, 2022, at approximately 4 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was made aware of an off-campus assault with a weapon that occurred in the 8100 block of Baltimore Avenue on September 26, 2022. A male victim reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department that he was outside a commercial establishment when he got into an argument with a suspect, not known to him. During the argument, the suspect pointed a handgun towards the victim and then left the area in a vehicle. No injuries were reported.  

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.  

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

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

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If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling 911 or 301-405-3333.

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