In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred near the Ice Arena on the Minneapolis campus.
REPORTED OFFENSE: Aggravated Assault
At about 10:30 AM on Thursday, 2-9-23, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report from an Augsburg employee that someone had pointed a gun at them from across the street in the area of 25th and Riverside near the Ice Arena.
Augsburg Department of Public Safety officers responded to the report, along with the Minneapolis Police Department. While checking the area, the DPS officers found a person matching the description of the suspect provided by the witness. DPS staff kept the subject under observation until Minneapolis officers arrived and made contact with that person. Despite a search of the person and the surrounding area no firearm was found.
An Augsburg campus emergency alert was sent at the time of the report to inform Augsburg students, faculty, and staff to stay away from the area, and an all clear notification was sent when the area was deemed safe. No gun was found, no shots were fired, and no one was injured during this reported event.
STATUS: Augsburg Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police (MPD) are continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.
Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website:
- Register for Emergency Notifications: If you did not receive the emergency alerts on Thursday, you need to update your registration. Log into Inside Augsburg and click “Emergency Notification” in the left menu. You can add text and voice numbers as well as email addresses to receive future alerts.
- Download the CampusShield safety app at www.augsburg.edu/dps. CampusShield features include emergency calling, submit a tip, safety check, and student emergency procedures..
SAFETY TIPS: These are general safety tips and may not be related to this specific incident.
- Pay attention to your surroundings.
- Report any suspicious activity to Augsburg Dispatch at 612-330-1717.
- Call 911 for emergencies.
Augsburg University believes that physical descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual. When physical descriptors are included in communication to the Augsburg community, it is done so because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of the incident. Augsburg University uses perceived race and gender descriptors that are provided about a suspect only when additional characteristics (beyond clothing) are also available. Such descriptors are used in an attempt to provide the campus community with important information. However, the University recognizes that race and gender are personal identity attributes that cannot always be accurately perceived by others, and that any reported information may not be accurate.