Recent criminal activity causes concerns over A&M student safety | #College. | #Students

Recent crimes in the area and misinformation on social media has led to a string of concerns about student safety.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The University Police Department released a statement on Tuesday, Nov. 8 regarding community concerns over the recent criminal activity in the area. 

After two sexual assaults occurred in Bryan over the weekend, University Police say they have received numerous calls from concerned parents. 

To help ease the concerns of parents and ensure the safety of the campus community, University Police have increased foot patrols in and around the Texas A&M area.  

University Police also state that “There has been some misinformation about this weekend’s criminal activity near campus circulating on social media.” 

According to police, this misinformation stems from reports about a possible sex trafficking tactic being executed on campus by placing zip-ties on the trash cans of homes that women live in to identify them. 

According to University PD, College Station PD and Bryan PD it has been determined that there is no credible threat or link to any criminal activity.

The College Station Police Department has also stated that they are increasing patrols in the Northgate area. 

College Station PD, University PD and Bryan PD ask that the community remains vigilant and reminds them of the things they can do to protect themselves. 

To view the entire press release from University PD, please click here. 

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