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Active threat, suicidal subject

October 18, 2017

12:53 p.m.

Law enforcment has located the subject involved off campus. The subject is safe and there is no further threat to campus. 

12:44 p.m.

In an abundance of caution and as the search for the subject has become prolonged, it is recommended the campus community do one of the following:

  • If you are on campus, shelter in place.
  • If you are not on campus, avoid campus.

12:26 p.m.

Unless you have an emergency, please do not call MUPD as they are working hard to confirm facts and maintain the safety of the campus.

12:23 p.m.

MUPD recommends that all campus community avoid the White campus area, if at all possible.

12:21 p.m.

Local law enforcement continues to search for the subject involved in the White Campus area. 

12:08 p.m.

Last information received, the subject was believed to be in the White Campus area.

Subject involved is further described as mid to late-twenties, black female, black Mizzou hoodie with gold lettering, grey undershirt, flip flops. 5 foot 4 inch, 120 lbs.

Columbia Police and MUPD are actively searching for the subject involved.

11:38 a.m.

Subject is possibly near Memorial Union.

11:30 a.m.

Columbia police are investigating a suicidal female subject who is reported to have a handgun and was last seen walking east on Locust Street from Hitt Street. Subject is described as black female wearing a Mizzou hoodie and brown pants and wearing flip flops. It is possible she was last seen in the area of the MU Chemistry building. 


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