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Rutgers Police Department
Saturday October 31st, 2015 :: 01:34 p.m. EDT


Update to ENS

Attention Members of the Rutgers Community,

The following is an update to yesterday’s emergency notification: The Rutgers Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 6:30 PM on October 30, 2015, reporting an aggravated assault in progress inside of the Mettler Hall lobby on College Avenue. Responding patrol officers located one affiliated and one non-affiliated victim who were both transported to the hospital for treatment where they remain in stable condition. Within minutes of arriving members of the Rutgers University Police Department initiated an emergency alert to the members of the Rutgers community and located the suspect within his Mettler Hall room where he was taken into custody. A confrontation in the lobby between the victims and the suspect precipitated the assault. The suspect assaulted both victims with a knife. The suspect, Rutgers student, Daniel J. Leandry, 18 years old, of Garfield, New Jersey, has been charged with Attempted Murder, 2 counts of Aggravated Assault with a weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes. He will be remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional facility in lieu of $735,000.00 bail.


Chief Kenneth Cop
Rutgers UniversityPolice
October 31, 2015

Rutgers Police Department
55 Paul Robeson Blvd
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-932-7211

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