UPennAlert

Attempted robbery with weapon | 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery in the 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue. Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspects who demanded her property at point of handgun. The suspects then fled east on Baltimore Avenue towards 39th Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery in the 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue.

Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspects who demanded her property at point of handgun. The suspects then fled east on Baltimore Avenue towards 39th Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.

The suspects were described as:

Suspect 1: White male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, carrying a handgun.

Suspect 2: Black male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black jacket.

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UPDATE: All clear in the area of 4000 block Baltimore Ave. You may resume normal activity in the area. Penn Police and security are patrolling the area.

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UPennAlert:  Attempted robbery with weapon in the 4000 block of Baltimore Ave.

Police on scene, use caution, avoid the area.

Suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: White male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, carrying a handgun.

Suspect 2: Black male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black jacket.

Last seen heading eastbound on Baltimore Avenue toward 39th Street.

Police responding, use caution, avoid the area.

Additional police and security officers are in the area.

The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community.

Please be sure to use the Walking and Riding Escorts available to you free of charge.

Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to sign up for the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian System which can help Police better find your location in an emergency.

UPennAlert Registration: Visit: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/upennalert for information on how to register.

Penn Guardian: Visit: https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/safety-initiatives/pennguardian/ for information on the PennGuardian system.

Contact Information: Emergencies: 215/573-3333 or 511 (from any campus phone)

Special Services: 215/898-6600

Escort Services: Walking 215/898-WALK (9255)

Penn Transit Ride Service 215/898-RIDE (7433)

General Information: 215/898-7297

The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community.

Please be sure to use the Walking Escort and Riding services available to you free of charge. Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to update your cellphone information for the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian App which can help Police better find your location when you call in an emergency.

Emergencies 215-573-3333 / 511 (campus phone)
General Information 215-898-7297
Special Services 215-898-4481 (215-898-6600 off-hours)
HELP Line 215-898-HELP (4357)
DPS Headquarters 4040 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Walking Escort 215-898-WALK (9255)
Penn Transit Ride 215-898-RIDE (7433)
11/01/2012

Penn’s Crisis Management Team featured in USA TODAY education edition

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety is quoted in the October 31, 2012, article in USA Today’s education edition, speaking about Penn’s Crisis Management Team’s response to Hurricane Sandy.

Schools took emergency precautions as Hurricane Sandy struck

By Jordan Friedman

Hurricane Sandy, boasting maximum winds of 90 mph, has caused at least 55 deaths and an estimated $20 billion in damages, USA TODAY reported Wednesday morning.

As Sandy made its way along the East Coast Monday, mass transit closed and governors declared states of emergency, issuing mandatory evacuations for several coastal areas.

The storm left more than 8 million without power. Streets flooded as emergency workers rescued and assisted residents of affected communities.

And at the same time, colleges and universities made the safety of their students and faculty a top priority.

Schools close as hurricane approaches

Colleges across the Northeast canceled classes and on-campus events and activities Monday, and some schools remained closed for part or all of Tuesday. Other colleges in areas facing greater damage — including New York and New Jersey — will remain closed until later this week or through the weekend.

“Providing this information now, we hope, will allow all members of our community to plan ahead and, in some cases at least, to relocate to more comfortable environs,” New York University President John Sexton said in a statement regarding the decision to close the school until next Monday. “For those who remain, we will continue to do all we can to ease the days ahead.”

At American University in Washington, D.C., the Emergency Response Team came to a decision to close the school for Monday and Tuesday after evaluating the condition of the campus and public transportation in the area as well as the predicted impact of the storm, Maralee Csellar, the school’s associate director for media relations, wrote in an email on behalf of the Emergency Response Team.

In staying up-to-date on the storm’s path, American University’s Emergency Response Team consulted satellite imagery as well as local weather forecasts and emergency management officials.

Likewise, the Crisis Management Team at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has met several times since Friday to discuss the storm and its potential consequences, said Maureen Rush, the school’s vice president for public safety.

“Weather reports were pretty conclusive that this was not going to be a good storm,” Rush said, adding that the team made the decision Saturday to close the school on Monday and Tuesday. “We didn’t want to have to make decisions last minute; we wanted to be out there and be proactive.”

FULL ARTICLE:  http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/ccp/schools-took-emergency-precautions-as-hurricane-sandy-struck