SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) -- Less than a week after their Kingston campus's gun threat, the University of Rhode Island has sent out an alert seeking information pertaining to a reported incident that may have taken place in the university's library.
In a release, URI said last week's gun threat resulted in heightened concern about any reported suspicious activity. They said they have no evidence that there is any connection between the gun scare and the report from the library; however, the university's police officers are asking for assistance in obtaining the identity of an unknown subject seen on a surveillance image from the library.
Sophomore Patric Fernandes says that he's not paranoid, but several of his classmates are.
"Everybody has this feeling that they have to be on guard and be prepared for that moment to actually strike because no one knows who this could be," he said.
The subject is described as a white male with a buzz-cut, clean shaven, around six feet tall and 220 pounds with a muscular build. He is said to have a receding hairline and appear between 27-33 years of age.
Anybody with information about this person, or any information that could be helpful to the investigation, is urged to call the URI Police at 401-874-2121.
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