To: All Students, Faculty and Staff at UBC’s Vancouver campus
UBC would like to acknowledge the caring actions of the UBC community that alerted them to an incident near Totem Park Residence before 1 am this morning. RCMP and Campus Security were quick to reach the scene and apprehended a suspect, who was arrested and faces charges of attempted sexual assault and assault of a police officer. RCMP have confirmed this incident is unrelated to the 2013 sexual assaults at UBC or the recent assault on the south campus in February.
This incident serves as a timely reminder of the importance of taking safety precautions, such as paying attention to your surroundings, looking out for your classmates and colleagues, and calling police via 9-11 in an emergency or Campus Security at 604-822-2222 if you see anything suspicious. In this case, the timely interventions of the UBC campus community led to a safe outcome and we applaud all of those who proactively intervened to help a fellow community member.
For information on personal security resources and programs, including SafeWalk, Blue Phones, please visit: http://security.ubc.ca/content/personal-security.
Director, Campus Security