In accordance 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 off campus in Minneapolis but involved Augsburg students. .
REPORTED OFFENSE: Aggravated Assault
On 4/17/23, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that two students had a weapon pointed at them when they were driving to campus from an off campus location.
At about 1:40 AM on 4/17/23 two Augsburg students were driving off campus on 7th Street west of 20th Avenue when they observed a person walking in the middle of the street. The driver honked at the person as a warning their car was approaching. The person in the street responded by turning toward the vehicle and pointing what appeared to be a handgun at the car. The driver immediately backed away from the area. The vehicle occupants reported the incident to an Augsburg Public Safety officer and the Minneapolis Police Department right after the incident occurred.
STATUS: Augsburg Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police are currently investigating this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact Augsburg Depart of Public Safety at 612-330-1717 or the Minneapolis Police.
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: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).
- If you experience or witness a crime report the incident as soon as safely possible by calling 911.
- Keep your head up and be aware of your surroundings
- If approached in your vehicle by someone you do not know, do not open doors or roll down windows
- Call Public Safety or the Minneapolis Police if you see any suspicious activity
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.