GENESEO – The University Police Department (UPD) put out a ‘timely warning’ to the SUNY Geneseo community that someone reported a handgun displayed during a verbal confrontation off campus.
According to the email from SUNY Geneseo Police Chief Thomas Kilcullen titled ‘Timely Warning,’ UPD received a report Monday from the Village of Geneseo Police Department (GPD) that a person claimed to have been confronted by an unidentified male subject on Orchard Street and as a result of their mutual confrontation the unidentified male subject displayed a handgun. That incident was reported to the Village Police on the evening of Dec. 1. Village Police say that the complaint cannot be verified, but they are actively investigating.
“We cannot support the caller’s claim at this point,” said Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian.
In his email to the campus, Kilcullen said that the person reporting the incident was not injured during the confrontation and that ‘while no detailed description is available at this time, the report notes that the subject is white.’
Both UPD asks anyone with additional information on the incident to contact GPD at 911 or the UPD at (585) 245-5222.
In the email, UPD reminded students, faculty staff and students to ‘remain vigilant at all times and take the following actions to help insure their own safety’ with the following suggestions:
Be aware of your surroundings and travel in pairs or groups when possible
Students and employees are reminded that suspicious activity taking place on campus should be reported to UPD. Suspicious activity off campus should be reported to the Village of Geneseo Police or the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. Pre-program the number for UPD in your cell phone for use in an emergency in order to expedite your call: (585) 245-5222. Calls to 9-1-1 from a non-campus phone go to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications and Dispatch Center.
Request an on campus escort 24 hours a day by calling UPD at (585) 245-5651
Visit the University Police website for more safety tips at http://www.geneseo.edu/police