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To: UT students, faculty, and staff
From: UT Police Department
Subject: Robbery at the University Center

A robbery occurred at the Carolyn P. Brown University Center at around 11:30 a.m. today. The University Center has been evacuated. The campus community should avoid the area until further notice.

The suspect is a black male, wearing white scrubs, a white apron, and a white mask. An investigation into the situation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call the UT Police Department at 865-974-3114.

Federal law requires the university to notify the campus community of criminal activity, specifically crimes against persons, on or near campus.

This and other e-mail notifications are intended to raise awareness about such criminal activity in areas frequented by students, faculty, and staff.

UT Police urge students, faculty, and staff to avoid walking alone at night and to contact them any time they need assistance or notice anything suspicious. Do not open doors or unlock doors for strangers. More than 100 blue light phones are located around campus. The “T” bus system offers several routes at night on campus and in Fort Sanders. For more information, visit ridethet.utk.edu.