University of Houston-Victoria

Emergency Management

Today's UHV Lockdown

Dear UHV Faculty, Staff and Students,

Here is the latest update from the lockdown incident this afternoon. The Victoria Police Department has issued a statement that the incident that led to our Victoria campus campus lockdown was a false report. With that in mind, thank you for your calm, quick response to the lockdown. We are grateful that no one was in danger. For more information, please see the VPD’s Facebook post about the incident, which we have shared on the University of Houston-Victoria Facebook page here. The message also is copied below.

Domestic Disturbance in the 2200 block of Red River

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Released By: Lauren Meaux/Media Relations

Date: 09/24/2019

On Tuesday, 09/24/2019, 12:40 PM, the Victoria Police Department received a call of a possible stabbing at a residence in the 2200 block of East Red River St.  The caller, a 17 year old Victoria resident, indicated that while standing in the yard of the residence, an unknown male stabbed him with a box cutter then left the area on foot.

VPD Officers combed the area searching for the offender but was unable to locate anyone matching the description. 

Through the preliminary investigation, it was determined that the initial information given by the caller at the scene was false. This incident is believed to have been a domestic disturbance.

As a precaution, we understand that several school campuses including UHV, VC, Crain, and OLV initiated a lockdown.  They have all since been lifted.

There is no threat to the community and this is believed to be an isolated incident.

Sept. 24, 2019 @ 4:56P.M.

UHV Lockdown Lifted

The lockdown at the UHV campus in Victoria is lifted. Please be cautious. Police are continuing to look for a suspect described as a black male wearing black and carrying a box cutter. Call 9-1-1 if you see someone matching this description.

Sept. 24, 2019 @ 1:46 P.M.

UHV campus in Victoria remains on lockdown

The UHV campus in Victoria remains on lockdown. Please stay indoors, and do not leave your location. Police are continuing to look for suspect last seen at corner of Ben Jordan and Red River near the Stripes convenience store. Further updates will be sent as information is available.

Sept. 24, 2019 @ 1:32 P.M.

UHV campus in Victoria is on lockdown

The UHV campus in Victoria is on lockdown. Please remain indoors, and do not leave your location. A black male wearing all black and carrying a box cutter has attacked individuals with a box cutter at the corner of Ben Jordan and Red River near the Stripes convenience store. Further updates will be sent as information is available.

Sept. 24, 2019 @ 1:05 P.M.

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