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Update to 03/08/18 UMD Alert

Good Evening,

Last night we sent three text messages to our UMD community about an incident that occurred near the Xfinity center. To see those messages, please visit .

Below is a more information about yesterday’s incident.  

On March 8, 2018, at approximately 11:59 p.m., UMPD responded to parking lot GG1 for possible robbery that occurred at approximately 11:44 p.m. A male reported to police that as he was waiting in his vehicle at parking lot UU to pick up passengers from the Xfinity Center. The female who requested the ride, entered the front passenger side of the vehicle and six individuals entered the back seat. The driver told them there were too many people and he would not take them to their destination. A male passenger then assaulted the driver. The driver got out of the vehicle and told the group he was going to call the police. The same male passenger then assaulted the driver again, causing the driver to drop his property on the ground, damaging his property. All of the passengers took off running east on Regents Driver towards the Biomolecular Building. The driver also reported that some of his property was missing. A video review is underway.

Upon further investigation, this case has been changed to an assault.