Police: Northwestern student assaulted near Sargent

Emily Chin, Reporter

A Northwestern student was assaulted early Friday morning in the Sargent Hall parking lot, police said.

Police received a call around 12:45 a.m. Friday that two men were fighting near the Donald P. Jacobs Center, University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. After the responding officers couldn’t locate the two men in the area, they viewed video from a camera on the corner of Sheridan Road and Noyes Street that showed two men who matched the caller’s descriptions shoving each other, McAleer said.

When police arrived on the scene, they found one of the men, a student, who said he was assaulted, officials said.

The student told police he was walking northbound on Sheridan Road when he overheard someone he knew as “Mike,” refer to someone else as a “f—ing Jew” and use a homophobic slur, McAleer said. The student confronted the man, who said he didn’t want to be kicked out of school for what he said, police said.

The man then kneed and punched the student, who suffered a bloody lip, police said. The man then ran north toward Bobb Hall and the fraternity quad, McAleer said.

The student told police he was willing to file a complaint against the person who assaulted him, police said.

Police have not found any other witnesses and are still investigating the incident, McAleer said.

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