Public Safety Informational Notice: Sexual Assault in Thornden Park

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at approximately 3 a.m., the Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a sexual assault. The student reported that the assault occurred near the Thornden Park amphitheater on Monday, April 25 around 8:30 p.m. According to the student, the suspect, an unknown male, approached and grabbed the student, then told the student not to scream because he had a weapon. The suspect then proceeded to forcibly touch the student before fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as a male, approximately 40 years old, wearing a black sweatshirt and black ski mask.

DPS has turned over the investigation to the Syracuse Police Department (SPD) and both agencies will be working collaboratively on this case. If you were in the vicinity at the time and witnessed the incident, please contact SPD at 315.442.5222 or DPS at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

If you or someone you know has been affected by an incident on or near campus, please know that there are resources available to you. There are also dedicated resources, services and supports for survivors of sexual and relationship violence. In addition, for your safety, please review these suggested safety strategies, as well as guidance and intervention strategies on how to be a prosocial bystander.

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