[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

On Sunday, March 28, at approximately 11:56 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of an aggravated assault at 1322 S. Halsted St. The victim, a security guard at a fast-food restaurant, stated the offender became aggressive when informed that the restaurant was closed. Outside, the offender lifted his shirt, displayed a holstered handgun, and aggressively spoke to the security guard. The offender — who is described as a male, approximately 45 years, 5’7″, 210 lbs. and wearing a grey work shirt — then left in a maroon-colored SUV heading Southbound on Halstead St. No injuries were reported. 

UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 312-996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/anqoue1E3XRBTuHZ9

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

  • Report crime promptly to police at call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies
  • All actions taken in an active threat/shooter situation must be determined on the basis of your assessment of the situation.
  • Familiarize yourself with the UIC Office of Preparedness and Response emergency guidelines Evacuate, Evade, Engage. (https://ready.uic.edu/emergency-guidelines/active-threat-shooter/active-threat-shooter/)

Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Effective January 2021, the university will no longer routinely use race, ethnicity or national origin as a descriptor in public safety advisories. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

UIC Annual Security Report
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Chicago Police Department Statistics and Data
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