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Auburn Univ. student files report on incident involving a gun, verbal threat

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Auburn University Public Safety and Security issued a public safety notice after a student reported being verbally assaulted and allegedly had a gun pointed at them by unknown men in a truck. 

The notice, issued Tuesday, states that a student filed a complaint with Auburn Police, saying that they were threatened by "bearded white males." 

The incident happened Monday night. The statement says: 

On Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at about 11:50 p.m., the Auburn Police Division received a report from a student that was walking on the edge of campus on West Magnolia Avenue near Wire Road.  The student told police that a dark-colored truck with Greek letters in the back window stopped near the student.  

The driver and passenger of the truck appeared to be bearded white males.  The passenger of the truck yelled "Quincy" along with obscene language and a threat directed at the student.  

The passenger then pointed what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun at the student.  The student yelled, "I am not Quincy," and the truck drove off. 

University officials want to remind students to stay vigilant and use any resources to ensure personal safety on campus. 

  • Stay alert to your surroundings and walk with others, especially at night.
  • Use available means of transportation such as the Night Security Shuttle (available on campus at 334-844-7400 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. while classes are in session), Uber, or a local taxi service.
  • Trust your instincts. If you do not feel comfortable in a place or situation, leave.
  • If you see suspicious activity or a person behaving suspiciously, notify police at 911 emergencies or crimes in progress), 334-501-3100 (non-emergencies) or 334-246-1391 (tip line - text or call).

"The safety of our campus community is our top priority," the notice said. "Auburn Police are investigating the reported incident."  

The university says if students have any information on the suspects or suspect vehicle, please contact the Auburn Police Division at (334)-501-3100 or via the Crime Stoppers line at (334)-246-1391 (tip line - text or call).

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