Public Safety Update: Assault

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 12:40 a.m., three students reported being approached by an unknown female in the 800 block of Ackerman Avenue. The students say the female displayed what appeared to be a silver handgun and struck the students with the gun. The suspect fled the scene on foot, heading north on Ackerman Avenue towards Euclid Avenue. All three students sustained minor injuries and declined medical treatment.

If you were in the vicinity at the time of this incident, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for your help in identifying the suspect. Female, early 20s, brown shoulder length hair, wearing a gray jacket and dark pants. No further description was provided.

If you have any information regarding this incident or others, please contact the Syracuse Police Department at 315.442.5222 or the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

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This public safety information is issued for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.