[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

On Friday, April 16, at approximately 1 a.m. UIC Police responded to a call of a disturbance at 1260 S. Union St.  A customer, who was not following mask guidelines, became angry and raised his shirt displaying a handgun in his waistband stating, “I have guns too,” to security personnel. The male offender, approximately 6’2” to 6’3” tall, wearing blue jogging pants and a gray hoody, entered a dark blue or black Infinity Sedan and fled southbound on Union St.  There were no injuries reported.

The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.

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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 at 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: emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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