MSU Alert Issued on Sept. 9 Cancelled

East Lansing, Mich. On September 9, 2017, the Michigan State University Police Department issued an MSU Alert after receiving a report of an alleged sexual assault near Spartan Village in East Lansing. After further investigation, MSU Police officers were able to determine that the report was a false report.

After conducting interviews, reviewing video surveillance and collecting evidence, MSU Police officers were able to determine that no sexual assault occurred.

The MSU Police Department takes criminal reports seriously and acts upon them, including utilizing the MSU Alert system. MSU Alert messages are intended to warn the community about certain crimes and notify it of potentially dangerous situations on or near campus. These messages inform community members about incidents that may pose an ongoing threat and provide information to promote safety and prevent similar crimes. Additional information about MSU alerts is available at