VC message on campus incident

September 24, 2023

Dear ANU community,I want to let you know about an incident that occurred on our campus earlier today. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the swift and efficient response from ACT Policing, ACT Ambulance Service and our own ANU Security team. I understand this incident may have caused distress among members of our community and I want to remind you that support is available. Our students can seek support through the ANU Crisis Support Line at 1300 050 327 or via SMS Text message service at 0488 884 170. Additionally, any witnesses who have not yet spoken to the police are urged to visit the City Police Station, where ACT Policing representatives will be available to assist.

Dear ANU community, 

I want to let you know about an incident that occurred on our campus earlier today.

Let me start by assuring everyone the situation is under control. One person is now in custody in connection with this incident.

Three people were injured and taken to hospital and our thoughts are with their friends and families. 

I request you continue to stay away from Fellows Oval and Chifley Meadow as they remain an active scene of investigation.  

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the swift and efficient response from ACT Policing, ACT Ambulance Service and our own ANU Security team.  

I understand this incident may have caused distress among members of our community and I want to remind you that support is available. In times like these, it is essential we support one another and stay connected as a community. 

For our staff, please do not hesitate to utilise the Employee Assistance Program by calling 1800 808 374 for support and counselling.

Our students can seek support through the ANU Crisis Support Line at 1300 050 327 or via SMS Text message service at 0488 884 170.

Additionally, any witnesses who have not yet spoken to the police are urged to visit the City Police Station, where ACT Policing representatives will be available to assist. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or visit crimestoppersact.com.au and reference P219341. 

Please make sure you download the ANUOK App and enable push notifications to stay informed about important updates and announcements.  

You can download the ANUOK App here: 

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Please also check the contact details we have for you are up to date. You can check this via HORUS for staff and ISIS for students.  

Your safety and wellbeing remain our top priority and we will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Sincerely,
Brian 

Professor Brian Schmidt 
Vice-Chancellor, The Australian National University 

The source of this news is from Australian National University

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