OSU STUDENT SUFFERING FROM MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS HOSPITALIZED AFTER JUMPING FROM 5TH STORY DORM ROOM WINDOW
On Tuesday, April 24th at approximately 12:30pm, Oregon State Police responded to Hawley Hall on the request for a welfare check on a student in a room on the 5th floor. The student had contacted the Corvallis Police and stated that he was in fear for his life, and requested help. As a precaution, OSU evacuated the 5th floor of Hawley Hall. Their initial emergency notification that was sent at 6:50pm is as follows:
OSU Alert – Emergency Notification Corvallis Campus – Hawley Hall Public Safety Matter
OSU Alert: Oregon State Police troopers and other OSU public safety personnel, Tuesday afternoon, April 24, have responded to an ongoing matter involving the welfare of an Oregon State University student resident of Hawley Hall, who has experienced a crisis and remains in his room. Specialized OSP troopers have arrived on OSU’s Corvallis campus to provide for crisis support and public safety. At this time, law enforcement does not believe there is a safety risk to the general campus community. As a precautionary measure, residents of the fifth floor of Hawley Hall will remain evacuated pending further notice. OSU’s Department of Public Safety asks that OSU community members and the general public stay out of the area, bordering Southwest Jefferson Way, Southwest Weatherford Place, Southwest Intramural Lane and Southwest Sackett Place. Further updates will be provided as information is available.
At 2:45pm, OSP Troopers attempted contact with student at his room, but he would not answer the door. Eventually, communication began with him through the door with the assistance of the Benton County Mental Health Crisis Team.
At 4:00pm the student activated the fire alarm sprinkler system. The remainder of Hawley Hall was evacuated. It was determined there was no fire and the sprinkler system was disabled.
At 4:11pm, OSP SWAT negotiators arrived and established communication with Daly by use of a phone and talking through the door. This continued until 10:12pm. At this point the student began setting a fire inside his room. SWAT began attempting to enter the room but the door was heavily barricaded. Before entry was made, the student jumped out the window of the dorm room and landed in the grass outside the residence hall. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.
The second emergency notification that was sent out by OSU at 11:13pm is as follows:
OSU Alert – Corvallis Campus – Hawley Hall Public Safety Matter
OSU Alert: The situation involving the welfare of an Oregon State University Corvallis student in Hawley Hall on Tuesday, April 24, has been resolved according to the Oregon State Police and the OSU Department of Public Safety. The student has been transported for medical attention. Residents of the fifth floor of Hawley Hall will remain evacuated pending further notice from University Housing and Dining Services. OSU’s Department of Public Safety continues to request that OSU community members and the general public stay out of the area bordering Southwest Jefferson Way, Southwest Weatherford Place, Southwest Intramural Lane and Southwest Sackett Place until further notice.
The student is identified as 25 year old Charles Mark DALY. DALY is still being treated for injuries at Good Samaritan Hospital and is in stable condition. He is also being evaluated by mental health professionals. OSP is continuing the investigation.
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