Campus Alert - Saturday, Oct. 29

Campus Alert - Saturday, Oct. 29

At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, a male, non-student, was struck by several unidentified males. The victim reports four white males were involved in the incident. The suspects were described as between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall , average build. One suspect was wearing a light blue hoodie. The suspects were last seen entering Montour Hall.

The victim sustained contusions and abrasions to his face. The Bloomsburg University Safety and Police is investigating the incident. Any information as to the identity of these individuals should be provided to the BU police at (570) 389-4168.

Always be vigilant of your surroundings and do not walk alone. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police. The university recommends students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible.

Also, consider carrying a whistle. While there are limitations to the effectiveness of a whistle against all threats, it could work well in a difficult situation as students would first blow into the whistle to attract help and then use a cell phone to call for help. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help call 911.

This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990.