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: 
Medical Center
Date: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Alert Code: 
2020-07
The following crime occurred in or near the Medical Center

On Saturday (8/22/2020), between 1:28 a.m. and 1:31 a.m., four calls were received by staff at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center East Hospital. The calls stated that bombs were placed in the hospital. A specific location was not given.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center notified staff in its hospitals and police bomb-detection K9 unit and Wexner Medical Center Security swept hospital locations. Nothing suspicious was found.

The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety does not believe this threat is credible. OSU Police is actively investigating. As always, if you see something suspicious, say something: report known details to OSUPD at 614-292-2121.


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 https://www.columbus.gov/police. 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)