|UT Southern Alert:|
This message is sent out of an abundance of caution. UT Southern’s Campus Security received notification of an incident that occurred near campus, at Walgreens. In an effort to provide timely and accurate information to our students, staff, and faculty members, the following information is being provided to you so that you can make informed decisions about your safety.
On the evening of Sunday, August 21st, an unknown african american male attempted to kidnap a woman at gunpoint. The assailant was not known to the victim. He was not successful, his whereabouts are unknown. He is on foot, approximately 5’9” and under 30 years old and is said to be wearing either an olive green or purple shirt with acid wash dark shorts. He was carrying a bag. This report is being handled by the Pulaski Police Department.
Information we want you to know about your safety and the safety of all Firehawks.
• If you encounter the suspect or see them on campus, relocate to a safe location immediately, and contact one of the Witness Contacts below:
Pulaski Police Department (931) 424-4404
Campus Security (931) 309-7502
• Do not engage with the suspect.
• In the event you witness something related to this or another incident, report it immediately to Campus Security and provide as much detail as possible.
• There is help available on campus for incidents of domestic assault and abuse. If you, or someone you know, is in an unsafe relationship, contact the Office of Title IX or our partners at the Center of Hope for assistance, counseling, legal connections, and more:
Title IX: email@example.com
Center of Hope: centerofhopetn.org
Though incidents are rare on our campus, the 2022 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains the most up to date information on campus crime statistics and safety information.
Timely Warning Information:
Offense(s): Attempted kidnapping with a weapon.
Nature of Offense: Suspect did not commit the above offenses against a UTS student but did within close proximity to campus.
Suspect: He is on foot, approximately 5’9” and under 30 years old and is said to be wearing either an olive green or purple shirt with acid wash dark shorts
Law Enforcement’s Immediate Actions: Locating the suspect/actor
Witness Contact: 9-1-1; Pulaski Police Department (931) 424-4404; Campus Security (931) 309-7502
Cautionary Advice for Safety: If suspect/actor is seen on campus relocate to a safe location immediately and contact one of the above contacts. Do not engage.
Information on Clery
The Clery Act requires the university to notify the campus community of certain criminal activity that occurs on university owned or controlled property. In addition, the university is required to provide safety tips that may aid in the prevention of similar crimes. The intent of a warning regarding a criminal incident(s) is to enable individuals to protect themselves.
For Safety Notices and Clery statistics, crimes are classified according to the regulations of the Clery Act mandated by the Department of Education.