Crime alert: UMaine police received an anonymous report of an assault that occurred at approximately 5:10 p.m. today, Sept. 2 on the Mall on campus. An unknown male subject grabbed a female from behind, briefly choked her, yelled a slur at her for wearing a pride shirt, and ran off. Suspect is described as a tall white male with short brown hair. If you have any information about this incident and/or the alleged suspect, please call UMPD, 207.581.4040.

Crime prevention tips: Try always to find a friend to accompany you outside late at night, even when planning to be out just a short time. Consider downloading the free Black Bear Safe App from the UMPD website. Be mindful of your surroundings and place a safe distance between you and potential hiding places. Report any and all suspicious people and incidents to the police immediately. For more information on campus safety:​ ​

Crime Alerts are posted to make the UMaine community aware of any situation that poses a potential threat to the safety and well-being of those who live, work, study and visit the campus. By keeping you aware of crimes occurring in your community, university police hope to encourage you to become actively involved in crime prevention. Personal safety practices and knowledge are your best defense against crime. This alert has been approved by UMaine Police Chief Roland Lacroix and is intended to promote safety on campus and comply, in part, with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990.