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November 19, 2019

12:39 a.m. - On Monday night, November 18, 2019, at about 9:00 p.m., a UM student reported that while walking south from the Adams Center near McGill Hall, he heard the sound of running coming from his left. As he turned, he observed a subject described as 5’11” to 6’ tall, dressed in a black hoodie, gray sweat pants and wearing a black ski mask, running towards him. The subject had his hand raised and appeared to have a weapon which the student described as a sword or knife. The subject was about 30 feet away from the student when the student turned and ran. He did not know if the subject followed him. The student was not harmed but was fearful that he would be. The incident was reported to UM police at 11:00 p.m.

Always be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you to find a way out of a bad situation. GrizWalk is available for escorts and can be reached at 243-2777.

This case is under investigation. Anyone having information about this incident should call the UM Police Department at 243-6131 or 243-4000. 

October 28, 2019

4:25 p.m. - Winter weather has created treacherous road conditions on campus, in Missoula and in surrounding areas. Crews are at work, but roads are icy. Please use extreme caution as you leave campus. Call 5-1-1 for current road conditions or visit MDT Travel Info.

October 25, 2019

2:08 a.m. - On Thursday, October 24, at about 11:30 p.m., a male was walking northbound with two friends between Washington-Grizzly Stadium and the Fitness and Recreation Center. As he approached the top of the stairs, his friends were near the bottom. He reports that an unknown subject came up behind him, tackled him, placed his hand over his mouth and dragged him into a doorway. The unknown male held him there until he was able to strike him and escape. He described the suspect as a white male, 5’10”, medium build, wearing all black including a black mask and gloves. The incident was report to UMPD on Friday, October 25, at 12:04 a.m. This incident is currently under investigation. Contact UMPD at 243-4000 or 243-6131 if you have any information about the incident.

UMPD encourages you to be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you to find a way out of a bad situation.

October 10, 2019

UMPD is investigating reports of a male exposing himself on the practice fields north of campus between the Madison Street bridge and the Van Buren footbridge. The suspect is a white adult male, age 40-50, 6' tall, with short blond/gray hair and no facial hair. He was wearing a large white overcoat/long shirt, with black leg stockings with shoes and no pants. He was last seen heading towards the Clark Fork River. Officers are searching the area and will continue patrolling. Contact UMPD or call 9-1-1 immediately if you encounter this individual or have additional information.

September 23, 2019

6:37 p.m. update - The gas leak in Chemistry Stores has been shut off and the building is safe.

5:45 p.m. - Natural gas leak in the Chemistry Stores building near Skaggs. Emergency agencies are on the scene. Please stay clear of the area.