From Public Safety

Due to alert O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library staff, a suspect described in a Security Bulletin issued last week was apprehended by Public Safety at 9:34 p.m. May 25.

The suspect denied being involved in the alleged behaviors but evidence gathered by Public Safety officers indicated that he was the suspect. He was escorted off campus. If the suspect is found on any UST property in the future, he will be subject to arrest by Public Safety and the St. Paul police.

The Security Bulletin issued last week warned of a suspicious male reported in the O’Shaughnessy Frey Library.

At 1:05 p.m. May 22, a female UST student was approached by a suspicious male in the library. The male stated to the student, "excuse me, but may I ask you a strange favor" and then stated "would you stand on my hand." The student replied, "no" and the male left the area. Public Safety was notified and conducted a floor-by-floor check of the library but was unable to locate the suspect.

A similar incident in the library was reported to Public Safety at 5:15 p.m. April 18. A male with a similar description approached a female student and asked the student to stand on his hand.

The male is described as follows:
Race: White
Sex: Male
Age: 35-40 years old
Height: 5’11" to 6’0"
Build: 220 pounds, heavy, "pot" belly
Hair: Short hair, balding — light brown hair
Clothes: Dark clothing
Other: Nervous appearance, unshaven

If you observe this male on campus, notice a suspicious person, or witness questionable behavior, please contact the Department of Public Safety immediately at (651) 962-5555. Please note the physical description of the suspect(s), the last known location and direction of travel. The earlier that Public Safety is notified of a suspicious person, the better chance of apprehension.

The Department of Public Safety commends the O’Shaughnessy-Frey library staff and the UST community for taking an active role in reporting and preventing crime.

Note: A Security Alert is for a critical/major incident. A Security Advisory is for an important incident and a Security Bulletin is for general information