11/3/15, 9 a.m.
The food grease spill in and adjacent to the PLC parking lot, Lot 16, has been cleaned up. The parking lot is open.
11/2/15, 2:45 p.m.
A suspected food grease spill is impacting the parking lot adjacent to PLC, Lot 16. Pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles should use caution due to the slippery conditions. The UO and City of Eugene are working to clean up the incident as soon as possible. Please observe signage on the west edge of campus about recommended routes around the area.
10/15/15, 9:50 a.m. PT
UO Test Alert: UOAlert! This is a test of the UOAlert! system and a reminder to practice earthquake response: Duck, Cover, and Hold. This is a test.
Oct. 1, noon:
On Thursday, Oct. 1, a shooting was reported at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. As of 11:38 a.m. Douglas County dispatchers say that there is no longer a threat to the campus, according to the Oregonian.
Update from Oregon State Police at 1 p.m.:
It is believed there is only one shooter who is no longer a threat. There is no current threat to the community. Staff and family are being taken by bus to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to meet family. Emergency personnel are urging the public to avoid the area as it could hamper emergency efforts.
9/3/15: 5:40 p.m.
UOAlert!: All clear
The situation is resolved. Activity is resuming.
Update: traffic has been reopened in both directions. The bus was cleared by Federal Protection Service K9 (Explosives detection trained) in conjunction with MEDU. There were no bombs found on board, according to Eugene Police Department.
09/03/15 4:50 pm
LTD Bus Incident – Bomb Threat
At 4:13 p.m. today there a bomb threat call regarding an LTD bus. LTD Security, Eugene Police and UO Police Department responded and evacuated the few people on board the bus, and then some surrounding facilities for extra safety measures. Individuals at other facilities have been advised to shelter in place.
Traffic has been shut down on Franklin Blvd. in both directions from I-5 exit to Agate.
Metro Explosives Disposal Unit has been called out to respond and check the bus. Travelers are asked to avoid the area.
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
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