- Tuesday April 15th, 2014 :: 12:17 p.m. EDT
Attention Rutgers Community:
The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating an attempted aggravated assault which has been reported to have occurred on Monday, April 14, 2014 at approximately 3:10 PM within the Pine Street Park (5 Pine Street, New Brunswick, NJ).
In this incident, the victim, who is not affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that a suspect, with whom he is acquainted, attempted to injury him by shooting a firearm in his direction. Once unsuccessful, the victim reported that the suspect then drove his vehicle in the direction of the victim. The victim was not injured during this incident and the suspect fled the area in a direction away from the University’s Campus.
The suspect, who is also not affiliated with Rutgers University, has been identified and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. The police investigation has revealed that this incident was part of a dispute involving two individuals who are related to one another.
Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the New Brunswick City Police Department at (732) 745-5200 or the Rutgers Police Department at (732) 932-7211.
The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:
Allow in only guests who are known to you;
Keep doors locked when home;
Remain alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you; and
Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement;
For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.
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Chief Kenneth Cop
April 15, 2014
Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901