On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at approximately 12:55 p.m. Tufts University Police received a call from a Tufts student that he had just been assaulted by three male youths in the parking lot of 200 Boston Avenue. The victim reported that as he walked westbound on Boston Avenue along the sidewalk three suspects on bicycles passed by yelling slurs at him. The victim asked them what they had said. The suspects stopped, dropped their bikes and approached the victim asking if he wanted to fight. One of the suspects pushed the victim. As the victim called the police on his cell phone, the suspects fled the area on their bikes westbound toward Rt. 16. The victim was not injured.
Both Tufts and Medford Police responded and an area search was conducted. The suspects were not apprehended.
The victim described the suspects as follows:
Three males, 15-17 years of age, all wearing shorts riding “low-riding type bikes”. Two of the suspects were Caucasians. The third suspect was dark skinned. The suspect who assaulted the victim was a white male, about 5’7″ tall with facial acne, possibly wearing khaki shorts and a light colored striped shirt.
* Walk confidently and with purpose, always being aware of your surroundings.
* Walk with others. If you must travel alone at night, utilize the GoSafe service, which is available sunset to sunrise each day of the week by calling the Tufts Police at 617-627-3030 or x73030 from a campus phone.
* Report any suspicious person(s) or circumstances to the Tufts Police immediately at 617-627-6911 or x66911 from a campus phone, or call 9-1-1 for local police.
* Program the Tufts Police emergency telephone number into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency: 617-627-6911
If you have any information regarding the above incident please contact the Tufts Police as soon as possible at 617-627-3030 or x73030 from a campus phone.