The University Police Department responded to a disorder with a weapon incident at Runk Dining Hall Friday at 9:08 p.m. per a community alert sent Sunday morning by Timothy Longo, chief of the University Police Department and vice president for security and safety.
An employee reported having an argument with a co-worker, who then lifted their shirt to show a handgun in their waistband. Afterward, the suspect fled in an unknown direction. The employee reported that the suspect never removed the gun from their waistband.
The suspect is described as a Black male with black hair and brown eyes, wearing all-black clothing.
The University weapons policy prohibits all students, faculty and staff from carrying a weapon on University property, regardless of whether an individual maintains a concealed carry permit.
This weapon disorder follows three other gun-related incidents in Charlottesville. The first injured a juvenile male Jan. 23. The second resulted in the injury of a 30-year-old female Jan. 24. The third fatally wounded a young man Jan. 28. Additionally, a community alert sent Jan. 16 notified University students of a shots fired incident at Cherry Street and Hanover with no injuries reported.
Community alerts are shared via email to the University community when there is timely information about a threat that can be released to the community without compromising any ongoing investigations. Timely warnings are issued when there is an ongoing threat to the community.
The public may opt-in to receive emergency alerts by texting “UVA” to 226787.