Boston Jihadist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Studied And Dormed At U Mass - Dartmouth - Campus Evacuated - Press Release
April 19, 2013
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MESSAGE FROM CHANCELLOR DIVINA GROSSMAN: The Boston Marathon tragedy has touched our University in many ways. On Tuesday, we drew strength from a campus vigil that attracted hundreds of people in remembrance of the victims, and today we learned that a suspect is one of our students. We closed and evacuated the campus to assure the safety of our students, faculty and staff. The safety of our campus is always our top priority. I want to thank all of the law enforcement personnel for their courageous and professional response. I also want to commend our students, faculty and staff for their calm and orderly actions during this very difficult situation. We will provide more information as we are able.
UPDATED 1:30pm: UMass Dartmouth will be closed Saturday, April 20. All students should evacuate campus immediately. Those who do not have transportation off campus should proceed immediately to Lot 1, where they will be transported to a secure location at Dartmouth High School, where accomodations are being made.
UPDATED 11:20 AM: Students who do not have transportation off campus should proceed immediately to Lot 1, where they will be transported to a secure location at Dartmouth High School. If students wished to be picked up at the High School, the address is 555 Bakerville Road, Dartmouth, Mass.
UPDATED 10:28 AM: UMass Dartmouth is closed and is in the process of a controlled evacuation of the campus. Students, staff and faculty have been asked to leave campus in a calm and orderly fashion. This action is in response to information that the person being sought in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing is a registered student. State, local, and campus police are on campus to assist with the evacuation and to conduct a full investigation. Go to umassd.edu for updates.
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DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth this week after the explosions killed three people and wounded more than 180 others, his classmates told The Associated Press on Friday.
The university evacuated its campus Friday morning after confirming that Tsarnaev, the at-large suspect in the bombings, is a registered student there...
Students said Tsarnaev lived on the third floor of the Pine Dale dormitory. Harry Danso, who lives on the same floor, told the AP he saw him in a dorm hallway this week.
"He was regular, he was calm," said Danso, who described Tsarnaev as a quiet kid who would sometimes ask him for a homework assignment.