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UMD Safety Notice 05/20/17

INCIDENT:    Homicide

OCCURRED: May 20, 2017/ Approximately 3:03 a.m.

LOCATION: Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall Bus Stop

UMPD CASE #: 2017-31027


On Saturday, May 20, 2017, at approximately 3:05 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an assault with a knife on Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall. Officers immediately responded to the area and located the male victim on the sidewalk suffering from serious injuries. Officers provided medical assistance until paramedics arrived. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased by medical staff.

Prince George’s County Police stopped an individual on Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall. Witnesses positively identified the individual as the male who assaulted the victim. The male was taken into UMPD custody where charges are pending.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation. 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 an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.

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)

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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