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September 17, 2016 - Safety Alert

Reported assault

On Saturday, September 17 at approximately 3:00 a.m., University Police responded to the report of an assault. The crime occurred on campus near the intersection of College St. and 12th Ave N.

According to the police report, two or three men approached the victim as he was walking northbound on College Street across 12th Avenue N. During the incident, the victim's phone was knocked from his hand and he received a punch to the head at which point they fled.  The perpetrators were last seen fleeing the location southbound on College Street away from campus. The victim did not require medical attention. 

The description of one of the suspects is as follows:  black male, 19-20 years old, with red shirt and black pants and light facial hair.  

If you have information about this incident, please contact the University Police at (701) 231-8998, or respond anonymously to University Police Tipline at (701) 526-6006.

The University Police and Safety Office is required to issue Timely Notifications for crimes that meet the criteria under the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. While this incident does not rise to that standard it is being shared to help the community maintain their safety.  

If possible, walk in pairs or groups and use the NDSU Pathlight application, which is available to assist with your security.  More information is available at

This crime is being investigated by the University Police Department.

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North Dakota State University
Phone: (701) 231-8998 / Fax: (701) 231-6334
Campus address: University Police and Safety 102
Physical/delivery address: 1523 12th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 3300 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: University Police and Safety Office