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August 30, 2013

Purdue police investigating assault

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University police continue to investigate a reported assault by two men, including one with a knife, during the early morning hours of Friday (Aug. 30).

Purdue police chief John Cox said a student told police he was walking just south of the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall when the assault occurred around 4 a.m. The man said two men jumped him from behind and one of them swung a knife, causing superficial wounds. He ran to his house and called police.

The victim described the attackers as two white males between 5-feet-6 inches and 6-feet tall who looked to be college age. One was wearing a blue shirt with shorts and the other a black shirt and shorts.

Cox said Purdue police are checking video cameras that are placed throughout campus. He also reminds of the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the police department.

Cox asks that anyone with information call the Purdue Police Department at 765-494-8221. The WeTip anonymous hotline, which is used by all Greater Lafayette law enforcement agencies, also is available at 1-800-78CRIME (1-800-782-7463).

Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu 

Source: John Cox, 765-494-8221, jkcox@purdue.edu