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Safety Advisory Issued For UK Campus

The University of Kentucky Police Department issued a Safety Advisory following an incident reported on campus Thursday night.

About 8:30 Thursday night a female student reported an incident to UK Police. The victim states that the unknown suspect followed her from the Lafferty Hall area through Central Campus and across Rose Street. She states that between the Mining and Mineral Resources Building and the W.T. Young Library, the suspect grabbed her. She resisted and was able to run away toward the library.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, wearing blue jeans or dark pants and a waist length dark coat with a hood. He was also wearing a black baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to contact UK Police at 257-1616 or #UKPD (#8573) from any cell phone.

UK Police offer the following safety precautions:
If you notice anything suspicious, go to the nearest phone and call 911.
Carry a cell phone or other personal safety device.
Always be aware of your surroundings and of the activities of people around you.
Do not travel alone after dark; always walk with a friend or with a group.
Request a FREE escort by calling the "Safe Cats" at 257-SAFE (257-7299) or UK Police at 257-1616.
Request discounted taxi service through UK sponsored "Taxicats" at 381-TAXI (381-8294).
Park only in well lit areas.
Make statements with authority -- BACK-OFF! STOP! NO WAY! Never comply with being moved to another location, FIGHT BACK!
If you choose to drink, be responsible! Alcohol clouds decision making and increases confidence, a combination that often leads to risky situations.


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