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Woman reports man wearing black cape followed her on UM campus

Posted at 8:29 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 00:15:33-05

MISSOULA - Police are investigating an early Friday morning incident that was reported on the University of Montana campus.

According to an alert issued by the UM Police Department, shortly before 1:45 a.m. a student reported that while walking past the Fine Arts building a male wearing a black cape came out from under the stairs and followed her. He did not say anything.

The student described him as a male of medium build wearing a black cape but was unable to provide any additional physical description. She ran to Jesse Hall and did not see where the male went, according to the alert. The female was not grabbed or harmed.

Campus police responded to the scene and searched for the man but could not locate him. The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact university police at 406-243-4000 or 243-6131.