Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Armed altercation at UCCI ; police on campus

If you happened to drive past the campus of the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) this morning, you would have encountered some delays due to heightened security measures, requiring all members of the UCCI community (staff, students and faculty) as well as visitors to present ID to security upon entry.

In press release yesterday, the university issued a statement that "After an on-campus incident yesterday [Tuesday]... measures have been heightened... Today, we have increased the checking of IDs for all students and visitors entering the Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac campuses."

The statement was issued in response to an altercation that occured during the afternoon of Tuesday November 17.

At around 2:20pm, officers responded to a report of an incident at the UCCI campus on Olympic Way.

It was reported that an altercation had taken place involving multiple persons, at least two of whom had brandished bladed weapons. No one was injured during the altercation, and all persons involved fled before the arrival of police.

The RCIPS is working with the security staff and faculty of UCCI, and has implemented increased patrols and police presence at the location as well as other nearby educational institutions, to deter any further activity of this nature.

The police have issued a reminder that engaging in violence, threats, or other disorderly behavior in public is an offense under the Penal Code which carries a custodial sentence.

The matter is currently under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via the Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via the website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

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