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University Statement on Jan 11 2013 Lockdown

Jan 12, 2013

Late Friday night, Jan. 11, a vehicle overturned on Pacific Avenue at President's Drive next to the Stockton campus of University of the Pacific. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. During the investigation into the accident, a passenger in the car notified police that the driver was armed with a handgun. Police also determined that the suspect matched the description of a person of interest in an earlier armed robbery in Stockton.

University Public Safety officers and Stockton Police immediately searched the campus and placed the campus on lockdown at 11:45 p.m., alerting all students, staff and faculty via email, text and phone messages. University staff patrolled residence halls and maintained contact with students and the University sent three follow-up messages informing the campus community of the status of the lockdown.

An all-clear was issued at 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 after police finished an extensive search of the area and concluded that the suspect had left the campus.

No campus community members were injured during the incident.

All students, faculty and staff are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious persons or activity to the Office of Public Safety at 209.946.3911. After-hours counseling resources are also available to students at 209.946.2315, ext. 2. 

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