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UNO warns staff and students about nearby sexual assault

Posted at 10:49 AM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 11:52:00-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — This week, the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) sent an email to students and faculty warning them about an alleged sexual assault that an anonymous person said happened at a park near campus.

UNO says they received notice about an incident, occurring on Saturday, April 6 at approximately 6:30 p.m. in nearby Elmwood Park. There, an "anonymous reporter indicated that they were sexually assaulted while running through the eastern portion of the park."

They say the suspect has only been identified as a white male.

UNO offered these safety tips for people in the area:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid parking in isolated areas.
  • Stay in well-lit areas and on populated pathways.
  • Travel in groups; there's always safety in numbers.
  • If you observe anyone acting in a suspicious manner, or if you feel threatened in any way, call the police immediately by dialing 911.
  • More information about campus resources for safety, security and support can be found on UNO's website.