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Suspect assaults local man

Observer Staff Report | Sunday, November 20, 2011

Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is investigating the assault of a Mishawaka man that occurred Saturday on campus, police said.

The assault occurred around 4:15 p.m. on a pedestrian path between Alumni Stadium and Eck Baseball Stadium.

Witnesses told police the victim and the suspect argued, and then the suspect struck the victim in the face, knocking him to the ground. Police said the suspect fled before NDSP arrived at the scene.

The victim received medical treatment on the scene from the Notre Dame Fire Department for a possible head injury, and police said an ambulance transported him to a local hospital.

Police described the suspect as a white male about 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall and 150 to 165 pounds in weight. He was clean-shaven with dark hair, wearing a blue Notre Dame track style jacket and blue jeans.

Witnesses told police that another man accompanied the suspect. The second man was also a white male, about 6′ to 6’1″ tall with a red-colored goatee and mustache. Police reported that he wore a blue Notre Dame sweatshirt, blue jeans and a blue and green beanie hat.

Police said anyone with information about this matter contact NDSP at (574) 631-5555.