UH police investigating note claiming kidnapping

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The University of Houston is issuing a security alert after a note was found alleging a kidnapping. (KTRK)

The University of Houston sent out a security alert after a note was found about a kidnapping. Investigators are still trying to determine whether the note was legitimate or not. Meanwhile, they're notifying the public out of "an abundance of caution."

On Friday, a UH student discovered the note on the water fountain in the Student Center South. Police say the note was written by a female named Amanda Smith who claimed to have been kidnapped and threatened. The note says the kidnapper stands around 5'3" tall, was wearing a red and white shirt, had blue jeans on and was wearing a red hat. The suspect was driving a green truck.

"There is no further information on the note or otherwise to determine whether this alleged kidnapping involves a UH student, faculty, staff, or visitor, or whether any crime occurred on campus," the statement read. "Out of an abundance of caution, The University of Houston Police Department is actively investigating this case."

If you have any information on this case, contact the UH police department at 713-743-3333.
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