Message to Mason Community

Posted: March 21, 2016 at 6:15 pm

Dear Patriot,

On Wednesday, March 16, the George Mason University Police Department received a report of flames coming from a window in Jefferson Hall.

When police arrived, they found sufficient cause to request a search warrant for possible drug paraphernalia. University Police immediately obtained a search warrant and found drug paraphernalia as well as items consistent with the production of a dangerous device.

Three students were arrested: two on drug and alcohol related charges and one charged with possession of bomb making materials.

There was no danger to residents of Jefferson Hall or other residence halls, and there is no ongoing threat to the campus community. The investigation continues.

Members of the Mason community are encouraged to report all crimes and suspicious persons or incidents to Mason Police at 703-993-2810 or 911.

Tom Longo, Interim Chief of Police

Department of Police & Public Safety