NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Southern University students received an alert from the school Tuesday night to be extra cautious after a student reported an encounter with a man in a clown mask who was armed with a knife.
According to the alert, a student was walking her dog when a person wearing a clown mask and armed with a knife came towards her in a threatening manner in the area of Atlantic Palms Apartments on University Boulevard.
CSU officials stressed that to their knowledge the suspicious person was not seen on campus.
"To clarify, a Buc Alert was issued about a suspicious person near the apartment complex on University Boulevard," CSU officials said Tuesday night."To our knowledge, the person was not seen on campus. The alert was to notify students to be alert and vigilant - if they see something, report it our security team."
The full alert is below:
Please be extra vigilant in the area of Atlantic Palms Apartments. Tonight, one of our students was walking her dog and a person wearing a dark hoodie and a clown mask, armed with a knife, came towards her in a threatening manner. She was able to run to an apartment to escape the person who chased her. Please report any suspicious person to the North Charleston Police Department and walk with a friend if possible.