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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Higher Learning: University of Maryland Shooting: Unarmed Security Guard Shot by Raceless Robbers is in Critical Condition

By Prince George’s County Ex-Pat
 

University of Maryland security guard in critical condition after shooting
By Dana Hedgpeth
September 6 at 8:33 A.M.
Washington Post

A security guard at the University of Maryland was shot early Tuesday near its College Park campus during a possible commercial armed robbery, university police said.

At least one suspect was still at large, they said.

Officials said the security guard was shot in the arm and taken to an area hospital, where he is in critical condition.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. near the University College campus, which is near the large campus for mostly undergraduate students at the University of Maryland College Park. UMUC has a hotel and conference center, which is used for meetings and some of its graduate and night classes.

Chief David B. Mitchell of the University of Maryland police department, said at a morning news conference that it is believed the two men went into the facility and stole some safes. Some of the safes, which police said were portable, were found tossed across the street.

Mitchell said it is not immediately clear how the two men got into the facility.

He said the security guard was not armed at the time of the incident. He described the guard as a “tremendous fellow,” whom the department knows. The guard’s name wasn’t released but Mitchell said he had worked at the facility for some time.

“We pray for his recovery,” Mitchell said.

1 comment:

Tom Stedham said...

The official alert from the PD:
"UPDATED SUSPECT DESCRIPTION FOR SHOOTING AT UMUC. TWO MALE SUBJECTS. BOTH ARMED WITH HANDGUNS. DESCRIPTION OF EACH AS FOLLOWS:
1.) unknown race male, wearing blue long sleeve shirt, blk hoodie, blk ski mask,dark shoes, dreadlocs,also wearing yellow or light colored gloves.
2.) blk male with dreadlocs pulled into ponytail, wearing blue short sleeve shirt, dark pants, and dark shoes."

Nope. No surprises here.....


http://alert.umd.edu/node/656