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Rutgers Police Department
Wednesday March 8th, 2017 :: 04:52 p.m. EST


Crime Alert

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault which was reported to have occurred on March 8, 2017, at approximately 12:45 AM on College Avenue between Somerset Street and Hamilton Street.

In this incident, an affiliated individual reported that he was assaulted following a verbal dispute outside of a residence located on College Avenue. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and sought medical treatment at a local area hospital.

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

Descriptions of the perpetrator are limited at this time.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of crime 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
March 8, 2017

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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