Early Tuesday morning at 2:22 a.m., an individual stood in the intersection of Dwight Way and College Avenue brandishing a firearm.
According to a notice from UCPD, when one brandishes a weapon, they draw or exhibit a loaded or unloaded firearm in a “rude, angry or threatening manner” in the presence of another person. It can also include the act of using a firearm in a fight or quarrel, deemed unlawful.
In this incident, the victim of the brandishing was in a vehicle passing through the intersection. The notice states that the individual fled on foot, last seen heading northbound on College Avenue.
Following what UCPD referred to as a “violent crime,” it reminded the campus community to use and promote safe means of transportation, including traveling in a group or taking advantage of the “free night safety services” such as BearWalk or the night safety shuttle.
The notice also noted that anyone who needs help can call 911 or use the emergency phones topped with blue lights that are located throughout campus. If injured, UCPD suggests calling University Health Services at 510-643-7197 for on-campus medical assistance and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center at 510-204-4444 or Highland Hospital at 510-437-4800 for assistance in the community.
UCPD also asks anyone with information about this case to contact Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900.
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