Timely Warning – Assault, Dangerous Weapon / Assault & Battery at College and Boston Avenues

On October 8, 2016 at about 1:35 a.m. a Tufts student reported to Tufts Police that he had been assaulted  at the intersection of Boston Ave and College Ave. The victim stated he was walking on College Ave with friends when a vehicle stopped and a passenger asked to use a lighter. Words were exchanged and two males exited the vehicle. One of the males punched the victim in the face. The other male threatened the victim with a baseball bat. The suspect fled the area in the motor vehicle on College Ave toward the Powderhouse Rotary. Tufts Police notified Somerville and Medford police and a search for the vehicle and suspects was conducted. That search was not successful. 
The victim declined medical treatment.
The victim described the suspects as follows:
Suspect 1).  White male, in his early 20’s, short brown hair, 5’11”, medium build, wearing a black North Face jacket, and khaki pants.
Suspect 2).  White male, early 20’s, 5’8”, slim build, medium length brown hair, wearing a green shirt and jeans.
Suspect 1 punched the victim and suspect 2 held the bat.
The vehicle was described as a green van or SUV type vehicle.
PRECAUTIONS!
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times and trust your instincts. If you think you are being followed, walk briskly away and call police, being able to give them your location.
  •  Report any suspicious person(s) or circumstances to the Tufts Police immediately at 617-627-6911 from off campus or a cell phone or 911 for local police.  From a campus phone x-66911.
  •  Utilize the SafeRide service 24/7 by calling Tufts Police at (617) 627-3030 from off-campus or cell phone. From a campus phone x-73030.
  •  Program the Tufts Police into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency (617-627-6911).
  •  If you have any information on the above incidents, please contact the Tufts Police as soon as possible at 617-627-3030 from off-campus or a cell phone. From a campus phone X-73030.

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