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06/27/17 Incident Reported to Police

Dear Campus Community,

Earlier today, we were notified of a knotted piece of plastic wrap laying on the ground in the 7500 block of Baltimore Ave. An officer met with two individuals who were walking south when they noticed the item. Police were notified out of concern for possible hate-bias. 

Preliminary investigation reveals that this type of material is used to contain and protect loose items during transport.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are looking into this matter and conducting a review of our cameras in the area. 

We encourage the university community to continue to reach out to us when concerned as we work together to create a safer campus. 

If anyone has information, please call us at 301-405-3555 or email . Individuals wishing to remain anonymous can email