Public Safety Notice - Columbus

Dear Ohio State Community Member:

You are receiving this notice because a crime has occurred that is considered to be of a concern and/or a continuing threat to the campus community.

The purpose of this message is to heighten your safety awareness by providing community members with information necessary to take appropriate precautions, enable you to take actions to help increase your safety, and to aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

This notice does not mean there has been an increase in crime or that any specific crime pattern exists.

Public Safety Notice For: 
Campus Area, Off Campus, Medical Center, Academic Area, Residence Halls
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred in the campus area

On Wednesday 08/03/11 at approx. 3 p.m., a female staff member reported that a male suspect attempted to abduct her at knife point in the area of Medical Center Drive at Cannon Drive. Several minutes later, a female non-affiliate reported that a male suspect attempted to force his way into her vehicle at knife point in the area of King/Cannon. Both females were able to escape without injury. Suspect was described as a white male, in his late 30's to early 40's, balding, wearing a yellow shirt and light colored shorts. OSUPD is actively investigating this incident.

Anyone with information concerning this crime should contact either the University Police, 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police, 614-645-4545. You may also report information anonymously to the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS or the University Crime Stoppers Tips line at 614-247-TIPS.

For information about safety on Ohio State's campus visit the following links:

For information about crime off campus, review the Columbus Police website at Helpful links are listed as: Crime Information, Crime Prevention, Offense Reports, and Media Releases.

This Public Safety Notice is issued in compliance with the "Timely Warning" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. 34 CFR 668.46(e)