Archives: Announcements

Posted: May 06, 2021 - 8:19 AM

Fogler Library opens at 10 a.m. today, May 6. Some areas of the building will be closed for cleaning and maintenance. Please speak with library staff if you need assistance navigating the building.

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Posted: May 05, 2021 - 10:17 PM

Orono Fire Department responded just after 9 p.m. May 5 to a report of a small fire between the first and second floors in Fogler Library. Building evacuated; no injuries reported. Library closed until further notice.

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Posted: April 20, 2021 - 3:57 PM

Afshin Zarechian, the 20-year-old Manchester, NH man sought in connection with a social media threat this past weekend, has been found safe in Western Maine. UMaine PD again thanks the university community for its cooperation throughout the investigation.

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Posted: April 19, 2021 - 10:53 AM

The UMaine Police Department, in cooperation with state and federal law enforcement agencies, has conducted a thorough investigation and after careful analysis has determined that there is no active threat to the university community. The investigation was launched after a social media post came to light Saturday evening. There continues to be no indication that […]

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Posted: April 18, 2021 - 6:49 PM

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies continue to search for Afshin Zarechian, 20, in connection to a social media threat. There is no indication that he is in the local area. Out of an abundance of caution, extra police patrols are in the area and, as always, community members are reminded to remain vigilant […]

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Posted: April 18, 2021 - 1:59 PM

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are involved in attempting to locate Afshin Zarechian, 20, related to a social media threat. We have no indication that he is in the area, but are taking precautions in case he were to arrive anywhere in the vicinity. The University of Maine campus is not in lockdown. […]

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Posted: April 18, 2021 - 11:10 AM

Update: Investigation continues on social media threat involving Afshin Zarechian, 20, last seen driving an older model green BMW, NH plate RICCH. Zarechian, from Manchester, is 5’ 9”, 150 lbs., dark hair/eyes/complexion. UMPD advises community members to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings. If seen, call 207-581-4040.

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Posted: April 18, 2021 - 8:41 AM

UMPD and other law enforcement agencies continue investigation of social media threat and the search for Afshin Zarechian, 20, male, of Manchester, NH, 5’ 9”, 150 lbs., dark hair/eyes/complexion, driving older model green BMW, NH plate RICCH. If seen, call 207-581-4040.

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Posted: April 17, 2021 - 10:51 PM

UMPD and other law enforcement agencies continue to investigate social media threat and ask public’s help in locating Afshin Zarechian, 20, male, of Manchester, NH, 5’9”, 150 lbs., brown hair/eyes, dark complexion, driving green BMW, NH plate RICCH. If seen, call 207-581-4040.

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Posted: April 17, 2021 - 8:41 PM

UMPD and other law enforcement agencies continue to investigate social media threat and ask public’s help in locating Afshin Zarechian, 20, male, of Manchester, NH, 5’9”, 150 lbs., brown hair/eyes, dark complexion, driving green BMW, NH plate RICCH. If seen, call 207-581-4040.

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