Dear Lafayette Community Members,
I write with an update regarding the emergency alerts you received this morning. We understand how concerning this incident is, particularly as it follows a recent similar event.
On 3/5/21 @ 6:50 a.m., the Department of Public Safety received a report from Northampton County 911 of a male intruder armed with a knife who entered a private, off-campus house on the 400 block of McCartney Street. The suspect was described to the Easton Police Department as a Black male about 6 feet tall and possibly wearing dark clothing and a ski mask.
Patrols that were expanded last week are now being augmented with an officer stationed on the 400 block of McCartney Street and additional patrols on foot who may verbally engage with people in the vicinity.
The matter is being investigated by the Easton Police Department. Anyone with information related to this incident should contact the Easton Police Department at (610) 250-6634.
Helpful resources for students:
As always, we would like to take this opportunity to remind the Lafayette community again of some important personal safety practices that should be routinely followed:
Director of Public Safety