Champaign, IL – Unclothed Woman With Knife Spotted Near University of Illinois Campus


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Champaign, IL – A 911 call early this morning reported an unclothed woman acting erratically and holding a knife near Second and Green streets in Champaign.

According to University of Illinois Police, officers quickly arrived on the scene, contained the woman, and began de-escalation efforts. An Illini-Alert emergency notification instructed students, faculty, and staff to avoid the area. The woman eventually dropped the knife and received medical attention. By 8:30 a.m., authorities deemed the area safe and issued an updated alert. The response involved assistance from Urbana and Champaign police departments.


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