[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

UIC Police offers 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.

On Sunday, November 13th, at approximately 808p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of an aggravated assault at 715 West Rochford Street. The victim, a security guard at the polish stand, stated he was approached by 2 males one of which was agitated. On the sidewalk, the offender lifted his shirt, and displayed a black handgun, and stated “I got something for you.” The offender — who is described as a male, approximately 25 years age, 5’7″and wearing a black Nike sweatshirt and having a full beard — then left in a black-colored Ford Fusion heading Southbound on Union St. No injuries were reported. 

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

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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/

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