Resolution of Reported Armed Robbery on January 13th, 2017

Posted: January 23, 2017 at 9:53 am

Dear Patriots,

Last week, we alerted you to an alleged assault and armed robbery that took place on Jan. 13 near Masonvale in Fairfax. This was based on a report filed by a student, who claimed to have been the victim of the crime.

It turns out that the crime never took place. The student has now confessed to University Police that the story was completely fabricated. The student has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report.

This incident created a false sense of danger in our community. It also diverted important public safety resources that could have been needed, should there have been a real threat on campus. We regret any concern or inconvenience this may have caused, and we continue to take your safety seriously.

Sincerely,

Carl Rowan, Jr.

Acting Chief of Police