Safety and security at UNO heightened

OMAHA, NE (Eric McKay / News Channel Nebraska) – As the school year heads into its final weeks, security concerns at the University of Nebraska at Omaha remain higher than normal.

In the past few weeks UNO has received word from Omaha Police of two attacks, both in Elmwood Park. The park is adjacent to the campus, and a spot where lots of students park and walk to class.

One woman says she was sexually assaulted. Another woman says that while she was reaching into her car a white man came up from behind and grabbed her by the arm, pulling her toward the man’s car. The woman says she was able to get away from the man, jump into her car and drive off.

UNO security is advising students to avoid parking in isolated areas and try not to walk alone to and from campus.