A man dressed as Mike Myers, from the “Halloween” movies, was chasing students with a fake knife on and around campus on Monday, Oct. 31. Campus Safety Officer Brendan Bosquet said the first report came in around 6p.m., where the masked man was allegedly seen on campus. Another came in around 8p.m. that he was seen on Winchester Street. Bosquet said that occurances like this might be common since it was on Halloween. He advised that students stay with a buddy to be safe.
When asked for an update the following day, Director of Strategic Communications and Community Relations Kelly Ricaurte provided a quote in email from Campus Safety: “Keene State College Campus Safety followed up on reports at approximately 8 p.m. on October 31 from students who said they saw a person in a Michael Myers costume walking in areas on and near campus. The individual was reported by one to possibly be carrying a large fake knife. The individual ran toward two students who went into an apartment complex adjacent to the College. Both Campus Safety and Keene Police Officers searched the area but did not locate this individual. No further reports were received later in the evening.”.
A message was also left for the Keene Police Department officer on duty at the time of the alleged incidents.
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