UPD handcuffs student in connection with damaging Northwestern building

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

University Police handcuffed a student early Sunday morning in connection with damage to a building owned by Northwestern at 640 Lincoln St.

UPD observed two men on the entrance ramps to the west side of the building at 12:22 a.m., UPD spokesman Dan McAleer said. When the officers approached the men, one, an NU student, stopped and put his hands up. The other fled the scene and was not located, McAleer said. Officers placed the student in handcuffs and found two broken window panes on the west side of the building. The student had bloody and injured hands, and was treated on scene for minor lacerations by Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services.

At about 2 a.m., the student was transported to UPD offices and issued a compliance ticket for criminal damage to property, McAleer said. The student is scheduled to attend a city ordinance hearing. The student was not arrested and this incident will not appear on his permanent record but he may face fines depending on the outcome of his hearing, McAleer said. UPD has stopped searching for the second man involved in the incident.

— Ciara McCarthy