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Rutgers Police Department
Saturday October 28th, 2017 :: 03:40 a.m. EDT


Crime Alert

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault which was reported to have occurred on Sunday, October 28, 2017, at approximately 2 AM on Hamilton Street between Union Street and Easton Avenue in the city of New Brunswick.

In this incident the victim, who is not affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that he was engaged in an altercation with another male who displayed a handgun. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body during the altercation. The suspect then fled on Hamilton Street towards Easton Avenue. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Descriptions of the perpetrator are limited at this time.

The New Brunswick Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

• Immediately reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement;
• Remaining alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you;
• Avoid isolated or dark areas;
• Walking in groups when traveling during late night hours

The Rutgers University Police Department provides escorts to students, faculty, and staff upon request. The escorts provide our community with personalized service to their vehicles, campus residence, or the University's mass transit system. In order to request a security escort we ask that an individual contact the police communications center at 732-932-7211.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at

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Chief Kenneth Cop
October 28, 2017

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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