University police are investigating early morning incident


Staff And Wire Reports

The South Dakota State University Police Department is investigating an incident on campus early Friday morning that prompted a residence hall community assistant to call university police.

The reported incident, called to the University Police Department at 2 a.m. Friday, involved a young woman who was approached by an unidentified male outside Young Hall. Accounts of the Friday morning incident are not similar to the facts from two assaults reported on campus in the last three weeks. The Friday morning incident is under investigation. No arrests have been made.

Students were informed via campus email and an update on MyStateOnline, a university-operated website for SDSU students.

The University Police Department has increased video surveillance around the residence halls and officer presence on campus, particularly during the overnight hours. University police also offer escort services for people who feel uneasy about walking alone. Those services are available by calling UPD at 605-688-5117.

University officials have established an information line designed to clarify misinformation that may be circulating in public channels. Those seeking clarification should contact the Office of Student Affairs at 605-688-4493 this Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 605-690-8375 after hours during the weekend. Concerns during the week should be directed again to the Office of Student Affairs at 605-688-4493 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.