A criminal threat was reported about 12:39 p.m on 600 Doug Russell Road and east side of the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. An armed robbery subject described as a black male wearing all black and a red bandana was seen carrying a handgun. Residents were advised to “please stay away from the area. Take cover immediately. Remain in place.”
By 12:43 p.m. The UT Arlington Police Department reported that the threat has passed. The campus has reopened and normal operations are resuming. Employees should report to campus as soon as possible.
MavAlert is an alert notification system used to immediately contact residents, staff and students during urgent or emergency situations with useful information and updates by sending text messages to email accounts (work, home, other) and wireless devices (cell phone, pager, smartphone)