The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department(CUPD) responded to a report of felony menacing at the Marine Court Apartments, part of graduate and family housing, at 11:12 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Police said the suspect threatened a person while attempting to steal a bike, saying he had a hammer. The suspect fled on foot and the bike was left at the scene with its lock destroyed, according to police.
The CU Boulder Alerts system sent out a safety alert to community members via email at 1:49 a.m. on Oct. 12, over two hours after police responded to the report.
In the message, officials said the report met the requirements for the second level of the updated alert system, a safety alert, which is issued via email for crimes committed on or near campus.
Police described the subject as a white male in his mid-30s, about 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, with a thin build and brown hair. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, dark sweatpants and was carrying a dark-colored backpack.
Police are still searching for the suspect.
CU Boulder Police are asking any community members with information to contact CUPD at 303-492-6666 and reference case 2022-1717.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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