A 20-year-old Tyler man was arrested by the UT Tyler Police Department for criminal trespassing. He was also found to have outstanding warrants from Smith County for two counts of kidnapping.
Salman Ali Quraishi was arrested shortly after noon on Friday.
He was held on a $200,500 bond and bonded out of the Smith County jail Saturday.
UT Tyler issued a statement on Monday afternoon.
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, UT Tyler police were made aware of two recent incidents of a UT Tyler student victim being forced into a vehicle against her will by an individual known to her. Due to the ongoing investigation, the suspect in the case, also a UT Tyler student, was interim suspended and issued a criminal trespass warning, banning him from coming onto UT Tyler property.
On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, the victim in this case notified the university police department via a panic call over the Patriot Guardian smartphone app that the individual, who is the subject of the criminal trespass warning, was in the University Center and had approached her. Police arrived and located the subject in the University Center, and he was arrested on the charge of criminal trespass and transported to the Smith County Jail. Later that day, two warrants for kidnapping were served on the suspect at the Smith County Jail.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
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