Public Safety Alert: Man assaults faculty member in attempted robbery

At 10:30 p.m. yesterday, an unknown man attempted to rob a faculty member in the inner courtyard of the Southwest Quad.

According to a public safety alert, the suspect approached the victim from behind and attempted to grab her purse. After he saw another person approaching, he pushed the victim to the ground and fled. The unnamed faculty member sustained injuries to her hip, shoulder, and knee.

The suspect is described as a six-foot, one-inch white male with a light beard and thin build, wearing “a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and white shoes.”

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