Safety Notifications

Timely Warning & Emergency Notifications

This page holds a record of the past Timely Warning and NU Alert Emergency Notifications to our campus community. Expand the headings below for the full message content.

NU Alert - 2019 NOV 26 - Egan Research Building Hazardous Materials Incident

NU ALERT

Potential hazardous materials incident in Egan Research Building. Please avoid the area. Responders on scene. Updates to follow.

 

Follow Up All Clear Message
Sent at 2:11 p. m.

The area around Egan Research Building is now back to normal. The third floor of the building is closed at this time.

Follow @NortheasternPD and @NortheasternOEM on social media for additional information sharing channels.

Thank you.

NU Alert - 2019 NOV 13 - Police Activity Near Krentzman Quad

NU Alert

Police activity reported near Krentzman Quad. No active threats at this time. Avoid the area.

Additional information will be sent as soon as it is available. Please only contact NUPD if you need emergency assistance.

Further updates may be posted at bit.ly/NUsafety. Follow @NortheasternPD and @NortheasternOEM on social media for additional information sharing channels.

(Link Updated to bit.ly/NUsafety)

 

Follow Up All Clear Message
Sent at 5:35 a. m.

NU ALERT: This is an ALL CLEAR notification. The emergency at Krentzman Quad has concluded and has been deemed all clear. Further updates may be posted at bit.ly/NUsafety.

Follow @NortheasternPD and @NortheasternOEM on social media for additional information sharing channels.

Thank you.

NUPD Follow Up - 2019 OCT 31 - Shooting in Ruggles MBTA Station

NUPD Follow Up

Upon further investigation, the Transit Police has clarified that contrary to their earlier reports, there is no victim in the incident at the Ruggles MBTA Station this afternoon. Out of an abundance of caution, the Northeastern University Police Department will continue to provide increased patrols in this area.

Northeastern University Police Department

Timely Warning - 2019 OCT 31 - Shooting in Ruggles MBTA Station

NUPD Timely Warning

At approximately 3:15 p.m. on October 31, 2019, the Boston Police Department reported that there had been a shooting in the Ruggles MBTA Station. A victim was later identified and is not affiliated with Northeastern University. The suspects, in this case, fled immediately in a direction away from the campus. The MBTA Transit Police will continue to investigate the incident.

At this time, there is no ongoing threat to the community based on this incident and the Northeastern University Police Department will increase patrols in this area out of an abundance of caution.

In addition, the Northeastern University Police Department would like to remind our community of the following safety tips:

Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Remove distractions whenever possible. Getting lost in thought or in your headphones may be routine when walking to class or studying in a quiet spot, but it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. While this sounds easy enough, listening to music, talking on a cell phone, and text messaging are all distractions. Know what is going on around you and keep alert. If you notice anything that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, let NUPD know by calling 617.373.2121.

SafeZone Mobile Safety App
SafeZone is a smart phone app that any student or staff member can download and use for free. This App will connect you directly to the NUPD should you need our assistance or emergency support while you are on campus. More information on the SafeZone mobile app can be found at nupd.northeastern.edu.

Stay on the Path
Keep to well-traveled areas and avoid alleyways. At night, keep on the lighted paths whenever possible.

Avoid Walking Alone
There is safety in numbers and it is always beneficial to walk with others, especially at night. Wanting to get home after a night out or between late night classes, you may be tempted to give in to walking alone – avoid it whenever possible and if you feel unsafe, contact NUPD.

Know Your Resources
Take note of where emergency phones are on campus and know that you can always contact the NUPD. The NUPD offers personal safety escorts 24 hours a day from one point to another on campus whenever you feel unsafe. From 7:00pm until 6:00am, the REDEYE service is available to provide you with a ride up to two miles off campus. For additional information on all of the services that NUPD offers, please see our website at nupd.northeastern.edu or contact us at 617.373.2121.

Trust Your Instincts
Taking control of your own safety means doing what is necessary to avoid dangerous situations. If something doesn’t feel right, even if you can’t put your finger on why, try to remove yourself from the situation altogether. Trust your instincts.

Remember to be safe Huskies!

Northeastern University Police Department

NUPD Follow Up - 2019 JUL 22 - Attempted Assault Suspect Apprehended

NUPD Follow Up Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department, in coordinated efforts with surrounding law enforcement agencies, has identified the suspect involved in last Thursday’s attempted assault that occurred on our Boston campus. Subsequently, a warrant was issued for the suspect and he has been apprehended.

As always, please continue to report any suspicious activity or concerns you may have to the 24/7 NUPD Communications Center at 617.373.2121 or use the SafeZone mobile safety app. To learn more about the resources made available by the NUPD, please visit nupd.northeastern.edu.

Thank you.

 

Northeastern University Police Department

EMERGENCY • 617.373.3333 | NUPD • 617.373.2121 | WE CARE   617.373.4384 | EAP   877.739.3989 | UHCS •  617.373.2772

Timely Warning - 2019 JUL 18 - Attempted Assault in Academic Building

NUPD Timely Warning Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department is investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred at approximately 12:50 p.m. on July 18, 2019 in a Northeastern University academic building. The incident involved an NU student victim and an unidentified suspect described as a dark-skinned Hispanic or black male with a beard, approximately 5’10”-6’0″ tall. The suspect was last observed leaving campus on an outbound Orange Line MBTA train. At this time, there is no ongoing threat to the community based on this incident.

In addition, the Northeastern University Police Department would like to remind our community of the following safety tips:

Be Aware of Your Surroundings 
Remove distractions whenever possible. Getting lost in thought or in your headphones may be routine when walking to class or studying in a quiet spot, but it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. While this sounds easy enough, listening to music, talking on a cell phone, and text messaging are all distractions. Know what is going on around you and keep alert. If you notice anything that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, let NUPD know by calling 617.373.2121.

SafeZone Mobile Safety App 
SafeZone is a smart phone app that any student or staff member can download and use for free. This App will connect you directly to the NUPD should you need our assistance or emergency support while you are on campus. More information on the SafeZone mobile app can be found at nupd.northeastern.edu.

Stay on the Path 
Keep to well-traveled areas and avoid alleyways. At night, keep on the lighted paths whenever possible.

Avoid Walking Alone 
There is safety in numbers and it is always beneficial to walk with others, especially at night. Wanting to get home after a night out or between late night classes, you may be tempted to give in to walking alone – avoid it whenever possible and if you feel unsafe, contact NUPD.

Know Your Resources 
Take note of where emergency phones are on campus and know that you can always contact the NUPD. The NUPD offers personal safety escorts 24 hours a day from one point to another on campus whenever you feel unsafe. From 7:00pm until 6:00am, the REDEYE service is available to provide you with a ride up to two miles off campus. For additional information on all of the services that NUPD offers, please see our website at nupd.northeastern.edu or contact us at 617.373.2121.

Trust Your Instincts
Taking control of your own safety means doing what is necessary to avoid dangerous situations. If something doesn’t feel right, even if you can’t put your finger on why, try to remove yourself from the situation altogether. Trust your instincts.

Remember to be safe Huskies!

Northeastern University Police Department

 

EMERGENCY • 617.373.3333 | NUPD • 617.373.2121 | WE CARE   617.373.4384 | EAP   877.739.3989 | UHCS •  617.373.2772