Safety Alert On U.K. Campus

The campus at the University of Kentucky is under a safety alert after an early morning attempted robbery.

A woman living in the Shawneetown Apartments on U.K.’s campus said a man confronted her when she went to get the mail at 5:55 A.M.

The resident was outside near the Building E mailboxes when an unknown man confronted her, demanded that she give him something (she could not understand what he said), implied he had a weapon, and then tried to grab her. She was able to get away.

Neighbors say they are surprised by the incident.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid 20s with a beard. He was wearing a red and white plaid shirt and blue jeans. The woman told police she saw the man leave in a dark-colored car.

U.K. sent emails to all students informing them of the incident and pasted signs in the neighborhood. Everyone is advised to be on alert.

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