FYI only. Schedule Gun Salute during funeral event at Pioneer Cemetery to include gunfire between 10:00 am and 10:30 am.
A possible sighting of a man with a rifle near Autzen Stadium at the University of Oregon on Tuesday morning turned out to be just unusual apparel and an unseasonable accessory.
Responding UO and Eugene police found a man walking with an umbrella, not a rifle; and wearing hospital scrubs, but not posing a threat.
At 7:22 a.m., a UO athletics staff member saw a man south of Autzen Stadium, wearing what he described as doctor’s garb, walking erratically and carrying an object that looked like a rifle. The staff member immediately shared the information on a radio channel used by athletics and monitored by UOPD dispatch, and advised his colleagues to take cover. Dispatch immediately sent UOPD officers to the scene, and notified 9-1-1 to send Eugene Police.
UOPD officers arrived at 7:25 a.m., and located a man matching the description near the Cuthbert Amphitheater. They briefly questioned him, searched him for weapons, determined he posed no threat, and released him.
Text and e-mail alerts were sent by the UO to students and employees at 7:33 a.m. and 7:40 a.m., warning them of the sighting and to stay away from the Autzen area. An “all clear” message came out at 7:46 a.m.
UOPD always encourages employees, students, and citizens to share any suspicious or concerning information immediately for response and investigation, as happened in this case.
Receiving notifications about incidents on campus is critical to the safety of our community. What this morning’s event highlighted was the strength of our text alert system. With so much of our time spent mobile it is imperative that important messages are received as they are delivered. If you have not already registered to receive UOAlerts via text message today provides an important reminder to do so.
Register to receive text alerts via your DuckWeb account
Date: 4 July 2015
Time: 8:42 AM
Location: 44.072N 122.850 W
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
First Responders have the fire under control. Willamette Street remains closed.
06/29/15 6:00 pm
Massive structure fire at Civic Stadium. Avoid Willamette Street from 19th Ave to 23rd Avenue. First Responders are calling for an evacuation for those within two blocks of the stadium. More information to follow.
February 10th – 11:35 am
For the third time since mid-January, a University of Oregon student has been diagnosed with Neisseria meningococcemia. This is a bacterial illness that can lead to meningitis, a very serious condition.
According to Lane County Public Health, the risk of transmission is considered to be quite low. In order for the illness to spread, a person would need to have close contact with the patient for four hours or more over the past seven days. The second and third cases are acquaintances who may have spent time in close proximity.
The University and Lane County Public Health have identified specific students, faculty and staff who may have had extended exposure to the patients. Those who have had close contact of at least 4 hours cumulatively within one week are being provided with a preventative medication to further reduce their risk of becoming ill, and being asked to seek medical attention for any unexplained fever, headache or neck pain.
All three students with Neisseria meningococcemia have or are undergoing treatment. Due to patient confidentiality, we are unable to share the name of the student who is currently hospitalized with this illness.
The University is working closely with Lane County Public Health to provide for the safety of the campus community. If you have not been contacted separately by Lane County Public Health or the University Health Center, you have not been identified as a person at risk.
For more information and tips on prevention, visit: https://healthcenter.uoregon.edu/Home/NeisseriameningococcemiaFebruary8.aspx
Executive Director University Health Center
UOAlert: Suspicious package incident resolved, area clear. 11/24/14 3:03pm
UOAlert: Suspicious package reported east of Matt Knight Area. UOPD requests no pedestrian traffic in the area near Parking Lot 33, East Campus Graduate Housing, and Bean East. Emergency response is underway. More details will be posted on this site.