UK Issues Safety Notice Following Incident On Campus

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Updated: 3/19/2013 11:49 pm

LEXINGTON, Ky. ― University of Kentucky Police issued the following Public Safety Notice to campus via email today:

University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Earlier today, UK Police were made aware of a suspicious incident in the area of the Smith Hall.

A witness reported to UK Police that at around 2:15 p.m. today, she saw two white male subjects approach a female subject outside of Smith Hall. The witness reported to police that one of the male subjects grabbed the female subject’s shoulder, to which the female subject then turned and kicked the male subject. Both male subjects fled south, in the direction toward the Johnson Recreational Center.

The witness described the subject who grabbed the female subject as a white male of average build, 40 to 50 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall with long gray hair, wearing a black hat, a long green trench coat, and a black shoulder bag.

The witness described the second subject as white male of average build, 40 to 50 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall wearing a black jacket and a black shoulder bag.

At this point, no one has reported being a victim of the incident. Should you have information with regard to this incident, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573.

In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police wishes to take this opportunity to remind you of the following safety precautions:

•           If you see something suspicious, call UK Police immediately.

•           Whenever possible, carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.

•           Never get into a car with anyone you do not know.

•           Do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group.

•           Make statements with authority – “BACK-OFF! STOP! NO WAY!” You deserve to be respected.

If you have been a victim of violence, or would like to be a part of UK’s effort to end violence, please contact the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center for confidential services, support and referrals. (859) 257-3564.

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