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Vehicle tires punctured in campus parking lot

An individual slashed a vehicle’s tires in a Northwestern parking garage Wednesday night, police said.

The victim, who was not affiliated with the university, found two flat tires on her 2004 Ford Expedition when she returned to the parking lot, 1847 Campus Dr., at 10:40 p.m., said University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer.

There were small punctures on the front and rear passenger tires of the vehicle, but there was no other visible damage, police said.

The vehicle was the only damaged car in the vicinity, McAleer said.

Knife located near man with injury to right eye

A man bleeding from his right eye was found sitting on a bench in Evanston, police said.

The police responded to the area, the 700 block of Howard Street, after a citizen’s report of a disturbance, said Evanston Police Cmdr. James Pickett.

The victim didn’t know who had hit him and didn’t cooperate with police, Pickett said.

Police found blood on the sidewalk and a knife on a nearby curb, Pickett said. They collected the knife for evidence.

The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.

Police investigate gas valve found unsecured

A gas valve at Cook Hall, 2220 Campus Drive, was unsecured Wednesday night, police said.

The staff member responsible for the valve was unsure how it became unsecured, McAleer said. Police are investigating.

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