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Crime Alert

UMBC bus hit by projectiles

Crime Alert

Off-Campus Transit Bus Incident

Crime Alerts are issued by the UMBC Police to alert the campus community of incidents on or near Campus.

Incident: Destruction of Property

Location: Frederick Road & North Bend Road

Date/time: January 2nd, 2020 at approximately 4:45 p.m.

On January 2nd at approximately 4:45 p.m. a UMBC Transit Bus driver reported that he heard a loud noise from the back of the bus while driving on Frederick Road past North Bend. Further investigation revealed the bus was hit by three projectiles, one of which shattered a window on the driver’s side of the bus (projectiles were possibly discharged from a pellet or small caliber firearm). No one was injured.

Individuals with any information about the incident should contact the Baltimore City Police, Southwestern District, at 410-396-2488.

Transit riders with questions should contact Grant McGarvey at UMBC Transit, 410-455-2424.

Safety Tips:

The UMBC police provide an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort please call 410-455-5555. If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling 410-455-5555.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

See Something, Say Something! Be Smart, Be Safe!

Paul Dillon
Chief of Police

Posted: January 3, 2020, 6:00 PM