Clown sightings investigated on Augustana College campus

Rock Island, Illinois.
Rock Island, Illinois.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill (KWQC) – Rock Island police are investigating a disturbance on the Augustana College campus involving a person dressed as a clown.

According to college officials, sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2016 and 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 4, Augustana Public Safety officers were notified of multiple sightings of an individual in a clown costume. The person was reported to have been banging on the outside windows of the first floor at Erickson Hall and Westerlin Residence Center.

The school notified Rock Island Police. No suspect has been identified at this time, but police and the public safety department continue to investigate.

College administrators say at this time, it is believed that the behavior is part of a national trend of clown sightings being reported on social media.

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