[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. Familiarize yourself with the UIC Office of Preparedness and Response emergency guidelines Evacuate, Evade, Engage. (ready.uic.edu/emergency-guidelines/active-threat-shooter/active-threat-shooter/)
On Thursday, November 16, at approximately 9:19 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of an aggravated assault at 1339 S. Halsted St. The victim, a restaurant owner, stated that a group of subjects were causing a disturbance at the restaurant and were asked to leave. The group of subjects then engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim. The subjects then left the immediate area and entered a vehicle. While driving by the restaurant, an offender from the group displayed a handgun and pointed it in the direction of the victim. The offender — who is described as a female, approximately 25 years of age, 5’4″, heavy set, and wearing a black dress – fled the area in a grey-colored SUV heading Northbound on Halsted St and then Eastbound on Maxwell St. Responding UICPD units conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description, but the driver fled from the scene after being identified. No injuries were reported.
UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 312-996-2830.
Approximate crime location mapped: maps.app.goo.gl/MEFzHcgMELCkG5sy5
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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