Arrest in LXR, Safety Reminders & Resources

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Dear LXR Residents,

At 6:28 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) responded to a report of a suspicious person in LXR.

Upon arrival, officers located a non-Georgetown-affiliated subject who had previously been barred from campus, and arrested the individual. It was determined at the time that there was no ongoing threat to the area. It is not believed that the individual caused any harm to residents or property, and an investigation is ongoing. 

We are grateful to the student who followed the safety best practice of “If You See Something…Say Something,” and encourage all students to review our safety recommendations and reminders:

  • If You See Something…Say Something. Program phone numbers for GUPD, (202) 687-4343, and Georgetown’s EMS responders, GERMS, (202) 687-4357, into your phones. If you are concerned about threatening behavior or are worried about potential violence to the university or someone at Georgetown, contact the Georgetown Threat Assessment Program.
  • Opt-in to receive HOYAlerts via SMS text messaging, the fastest way the university can be in touch with you in case of emergency.
  • Use the LiveSafe Mobile App. LiveSafe is a personal security system that connects users with GUPD when activated during an emergency situation. The app also allows users to report suspicious activity, request a SafeRide Shuttle or personal escort, and use SafeWalk to share your location.
  • Sign up for Alert DC, which allows you to receive public safety alerts from MPD based on your location and timeframe preferences.
  • Be attentive to your surroundings. Consider removing your earbuds when walking alone, especially at night. Choose well-traveled and lighted pathways. Always try to walk with a friend.

If you need additional resources to support your mental well-being you can find them in our Every Hoya Cares online resource center. 


Jay Gruber
Chief of Police, Associate Vice President for Public Safety