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WVU Police respond to incident at University Place, issue Community Notice

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West Virginia University Police responded to University Place Friday (April 16) just after 12:30 p.m. after reports that a person either fell or jumped from the parking garage and landed on the sidewalk below.

No additional information was immediately available. However, officers are continuing to gather information. The area, which was closed to the public initially, has since reopened.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact University Police at 304-293-3136.

The Carruth Center offers individual counseling as well as a Crisis Text Line that is available 24 hours, seven days a week. Text WVU to 741741 to reach a live, trained crisis counselor.

Faculty and staff may seek support through the Employee Assistance Program. Additional self-help resources can be found at and  

Visit for additional resources and information.

Learn more about WVU’s emergency Alert messaging system.

In addition to the WVU Alert system, emergency messages are posted to the @WVUalert Twitter and WVU Safety and Wellness Facebook page. Students and employees are encouraged to follow these social media accounts, as well as the @WVUsafety Twitter, to get updates about incidents.

WVU students and employees are also encouraged to download the LiveSafe app.



CONTACT: April Kaull, Executive Director of Communications
University Relations

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