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TIMELY WARNING - 2-10-23

South Dakota State University issuance of a crime alert.

INCIDENT: Simple Assault

OCCURRED: 02/09/2023

LOCATION: Ben Reifel / Brown Hall drop off area

DETAILS: On 2-09-23 at approximately 2220 hours an assault took place on the SDSU Campus. The incident took place in the Ben Reifel drop off area and the student was unharmed. The suspect was reported as a male, approximately 5’8’’- 6’ tall with a muscular build, wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and Adidas NMD shoes with a red stripe. He was last seen heading south on 14th Ave.

The University Police Department is seeking information about the individual and his whereabouts as they believe there is potential for an ongoing threat.

UPD can be contacted at 605 688-5117.

South Dakota State University issues crime alerts in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about reported crimes on and around campus. SDSU is committed to the safety of the campus community and is releasing this information to aid in its protection.

This information is provided so you can make informed decisions and take appropriate action to ensure your safety and mitigate any likelihood of similar crimes.

The only person responsible for a crime is the perpetrator. The victim of a crime is never to blame.

  • If you start to feel concerns about a person or a situation, trust your instincts and try to remove yourself as quickly as possible from the potential threat.
  • If you think someone is at risk of assault or abuse, you should consider it an emergency and act to support that person. You can call the police or ask for help from other people, intervene directly if safe, or create a distraction to help remove the potential victim from the situation.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your safety or security, please contact the University Police Department 605-688-5117.

The University Police Department urges anyone who believes they have been the victim of a crime or has witnessed a crime to contact local law enforcement. The UPD non-emergency number is 605-688-5117. Please dial 911 in the event of an emergency.

If you have received this notification in error, please reply to:sdsu.emergencymanagement@sdstate.edu