“Serious Assault” at Montclair State University (Updated)

montclair state assaultBreaking News Network reported a serious assault at Montclair State University early this morning resulting in lacerations. Here is what BNN reported at 2:47 this morning:

“NJ| Essex| Montclair| *Serious Assault*| Montclair State University| PD reporting pt with a laceration requesting EMS, looking for perp b/m approx 5’10”.”

UPDATE: Montclair State University confirms that an assault occurred. According to a spokesperson, police, upon arrival at Count Basie Hall, met with an allegedly intoxicated male who had been struck in the face by another male.

According to witnesses, altercation began after the victim allegedly began yelling derogatory comments to an unidentified female while she was attempting to help him. The suspect struck the victim in the face, causing injury. The suspect then fled with the unknown female.

University police is investigating and following up on a number of leads. There’s no information yet on whether the suspect was a student; the victim is a student. The police alerted the campus community and asked for assistance in seeking the alleged suspect:

The safety of our students is one of our highest priorities.

University Police is asking for assistance in seeking the alleged suspect who is described as a light skinned black male, 5’9” in height, with a skinny build and wearing a zip up hooded sweat jacket (no color described).
If you have any information at all about this incident we urge you to contact the University Police at (973) 655-5222, the Confidential Tips Line at 973-655-8477, or utilize the Hawk Eyewitness E-tip via text message to 67283 from any cell phone.

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