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Nov. 15, 2011

UI Police issue Hawk Alert Nov. 14 after receiving credible threat

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety obtained information regarding a credible threat to university interests at approximately 10:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.

The information indicated a male individual had threatened the safety and wellbeing of a female and himself. The male had a history of violence toward the female and a history of carrying a weapon in his vehicle. Based on the location of the incident, which was heavily populated by off campus student housing and within yards of several UI buildings, the Hawk Alert was issued at approximately 10:27 p.m. in an effort to mitigate any risk to university students, faculty, and staff.

After receiving information the male had been located by police in another county, a second Hawk Alert was issued at approximately 11:15 p.m. to inform the university community the threat had ended.
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