Off-Campus Incident - Assist Outside Agency (Suspicious Person)

Date Occurred
2800 block of San Gabriel


UPDATE posted 11:28 a.m., April 20, 2023 

This is an update on the Off-Campus Incident (Suspicious Person) from 5:15 p.m. yesterday. Earlier today, a UTPD officer conducting bicycle patrol in the West Campus area, was able to positively identify the subject and recovered a plastic toy rifle that matched the video and pictures circulating on social media. Since no clear criminal offense occurred, no arrest will be made. There is no ongoing threat to the campus or community today and there was not a threat yesterday.

We want to reiterate yesterday's messaging, that we understand the sensitivity of these types of incidents. As we became aware of misinformation that was spreading, the department made the decision to push out accurate information via social media and our website. We ask that our community follow the official University social media pages for accurate information and updates. If any action is required, such as sheltering in place, building evacuation or if there is an immediate threat to campus or the surrounding areas, information would come in the form of an emergency text message and be amplified on the official UT pages. 


On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at around 5:15 p.m., UTPD received a report of a suspicious person near the 2800 block of San Gabriel. UTPD officers responded and met with officers from the Austin Police Department to search the area and were unable to locate the suspicious person. APD determined there is no ongoing threat to the community or campus.

If You Have Any Information:

  • Off campus: The Austin Police Department is actively investigating this incident. Call APD at 311 if you have any information about this crime.

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