Northwestern housing staffer charged with aggravated assault

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

Police arrested a Northwestern housing staffer Friday morning after he allegedly displayed a knife and threatened a Sodexo employee.

Maurice Henry, 45, told the Sodexo employee he was going to “kill him” after they got into a verbal confrontation, University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said.

McAleer said the Sodexo worker arrived at Sargent Hall to check in for work and was unable to enter the building because it was locked. The worker saw Henry sitting on a couch inside and knocked on the door so Henry would open it, but he did not, police said.

When the worker finally gained access to Sargent, he asked Henry why he did not open the door, McAleer said. After the two started arguing, Henry pushed the Sodexo employee and then pulled out a knife, police said. McAleer said there was a witness who observed the encounter from about 30 feet away.

Henry was in possession of multiple NU keys and a WildCARD, which the police took, McAleer said.

Police arrested Henry and took him to the UP station, McAleer said. He was released on a recognizance bond and charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 8.

University spokesman Al Cubbage and Paul Riel, executive director of Residential Services, deferred their comments to McAleer.

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