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REF NO.: 20

SUBJECT: All clear given: RNC detains single male after reports of suspicious behaviour

DATE: Oct. 6,2016

At 7:55 a.m., Campus Enforcement and Patrol (CEP) received reports

from two sources of a suspicious male on the St. John’s campus, possibly with a weapon.

There were multiple sightings in different areas of campus.

CEP immediately notified the RNC, who responded within five minutes. The RNC conducted a search of campus, spoke with two witnesses and detained a male.

No weapons were found and the male was detained under the Mental Health Act.

The RNC issued an all clear at 8:35 a.m., at which time the campus re-opened.

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