Intoxicated ISU student points gun, Normal Police make arrest, offer safety tips

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According to Illinois State University’s Crime Report, at approximately 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, Normal Police responded to an apartment at 214 W. Willow Street, after an intoxicated student aimed a firearm at 3 other students.

There were no injuries and the firearm was never discharged.

The suspect was immediately arrested without issue and the firearm was recovered at the apartment.

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS (from their website)

-Use Redbird Safe Walk for walking escorts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; Dial 309-438-WALK

-Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything, which can distract you, including the excessive consumption of alcohol.

-Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night.

-Plan the safest route to your destination; choose well-lighted, busy pathways and streets.

-If someone is bothering or harassing you, tell the person in a loud voice to STAY AWAY.

-Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 with a suspect description.

-If you are a victim or witness, call the police immediately and try to remember as many details as possible.

-Call police immediately if you observe suspicious activity.

This Crime Advisory is issued in compliance with the Timely Notice provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal statute governing the reporting and disclosure of crimes on college campuses.

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