ATU issue statement following incident on Sligo campus

Following the arrest of a man following an incident on its Sligo campus, Atlantic Technological University have issued a statement.


A man was arrested following the incident, in which its reported he brandished a knife and threatened passers-by.


No injuries were sustained during the course of the incident.


In a statement, ATU say “a member of the public gained unauthorised access and threatened students. “


“Thankfully, due to the swift response of our security team and the prompt intervention of the Gardai, the situation was brought under control without any injuries. We want to thank our security team, students, and staff for their quick response to this incident.”


“The Gardai responded promptly to the situation and have taken the suspect into custody at Sligo Garda station. We are cooperating fully with the authorities, and urge anyone with relevant video footage to assist the Gardai by sending it directly to 085 870 2510 and avoiding sharing it on social media.”


“As an institution, we take the safety and well-being of our students and staff very seriously. We are actively working to review and strengthen our security measures to prevent such incidents in the future.”


“For anyone affected by this incident, support is available through our student services. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance or someone to talk to. You can contact Student Support at 071 9305463 or text “Crisis” for 24/7 support by texting “ATU” to 50808.”