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Rutgers Police Department
Saturday August 5th, 2017 :: 11:21 a.m. EDT


Crime Alert

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating an aggravated assault which was reported to have occurred on Saturday, August 5th, 2017, at approximately 2:35AM on Union Street near the intersection of Hamilton Street in the City of New Brunswick.

In this incident two victims, who are not affiliated with Rutgers University, were assaulted by four perpetrators while walking on Union Street near Hamilton Street. There was no indication of the use of weapons during the assault. One victim is currently being treated for his injuries at a local hospital and the second received treatment for minor injuries.

Descriptions of the perpetrators 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
August 5th, 2017

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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