Around 5:45 a.m. on Jan. 29, students, their parents and faculty members at the University of Minnesota were alerted of an incident at the Graduate Hotel. The incident turned into a 38-hour standoff between police and a man residing in the hotel. A campus emergency announcement system called SAFE-U Alerts notified students throughout the standoff until it ended in the afternoon on Jan. 30.
A University student was robbed at gunpoint at around 10 p.m. on Sunday. The crime occurred on the 600 block of 13th Avenue Southeast near Target Express in Dinkytown. The suspect demanded valuables from the student, and struck her with the butt of the gun until she surrendered her belongings.
The restaurant will take over the former spot of ProCuts and plans to have late-night hours on weekends.
UMPD is increasing staff at all Super Bowl events hosted by the University, including the Startup Capital of the North Showcase in McNamara Alumni Center, Man of the Year Fan Forum at Northrop Auditorium and the NFL Honors show, said UMPD Lieutenant Chuck Miner.
Multiple robberies and thefts were reported near the University of Minnesota last week as on-campus crime remained relatively quiet.
A University of Minnesota professor charged in August with purchasing 14 firearms illegally has reached an agreement to have his charges lifted.
The UMPD will have an increased presence to monitor Super Bowl-related events and other campus activities. The department will also look to increase engagement by promoting mental health resources and community outreach.