Crime Alert Bulletin

February 26, 2010


A student contacted the UC San Diego Police Department and admitted to hanging the noose in the Geisel Library. Detectives have interviewed the student and taken a statement. The investigation is ongoing as we continue to identify and interview witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives by calling 858-534-4357 or emailing

SUBJECT:    Crime Alert Bulletin: Hanging a noose with intent to terrorize 11411 (a) PC

Case: 2010-0240

Location: UC San Diego Geisel Library 7th Floor (Southwest Corner - West side of aisle 3)

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Date/Time Occurred: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 10:30pm

Subject: No suspect information is available at this time

Information: On Thursday, February 25, 2010, at approximately 10:30pm the UC San Diego Police Department received multiple reports of a noose hanging from a bookcase on the 7th floor of the Geisel Library.

The library was searched by officers and library staff. A noose was found hanging on the west side of aisle 3, which faces the windows. The aisle is located in the southwest corner of the 7th floor.

Officers spoke with people who were in the area but no one witnessed the noose being placed on the bookcase. We have received unconfirmed reports that the noose was seen hanging from the bookcase as early as 8:00pm.

The UC San Diego Police Department is asking for your assistance in identifying witnesses and those responsible for this criminal act. If you have any information that may assist in the investigation please contact the UC San Diego Police Department by calling 858-534-4359 or sending an email to

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