An update on the GB Alerts issued earlier this evening—out of an abundance of caution—follows. No threats were made to any person at any time.
On Tuesday, October 6 at around 6:45 p.m. University Police received a call reporting a confrontation involving a male with a gun on an Arboretum Trail in an area known as the Niagara Escarpment. This is the wooded area East of East Circle Drive. The unknown male subject confronted two individuals about walking their dog within the arboretum, which is prohibited. During this interaction, the male produced a handgun before leaving the area. The male subject did NOT threaten the individuals or point the handgun at them, and produced it after the dog growled at him. At this time, it is possible this was a defensive reaction.
The armed subject is described as a white male in his 50s, with slightly longer hair, and of average size, wearing a grey sweater and jeans. If you have seen or know who this individual is, please contact University Police at 920-465-2300 ext 2.