Public Safety Alert: Students Assaulted on St. Paul Campus

Public Safety would like to alert the University of St. Thomas community of an assault that occurred on the St. Paul campus.

At approximately 1:32 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, a Public Safety officer observed a UST student thrown to the ground by three unidentified suspects at the front of the alley on the north side of 2055 Summit Avenue, Sitzmann Hall. As the officer responded, the suspects fled northbound on Cleveland Avenue, then eastbound on Portland Avenue. The officer lost sight of them as they crossed Moore Street.

Upon further investigation, officers determined another UST student had been assaulted and injured by the suspects as he was exiting the Tiffany’s Sports Lounge shuttle bus. Three UST students reported they pursued the suspects to the alley, where they were also assaulted.

The St. Paul Police Department was contacted. The injured student was transported by St. Paul Fire Department medics to an area hospital for further medical attention.

Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in resolving this incident. The suspects were described as:

  • Suspect 1: White male, early to mid-20s, approximately 5’ 6” – 5’ 8” tall, wearing a gray button down shirt and pants, color unknown.
  • Suspect 2: White male, early to mid-20s, approximately 5’ 8” – 5’ 11” tall, wearing a blue checkered polo shirt and pants, color unknown.
  • Suspect 3: White male, early to mid-20s, approximately 5’ 8” – 5’ 11”, wearing a gray short sleeved shirts and pants, color unknown.

The University of St. Thomas believes that descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual. They are included here because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call the St. Paul Police Department at (651) 291- 1111, or Public Safety at (651) 962-5100.

Other recent alerts, advisories and bulletins, as well as crime prevention and safety tips, are posted on the St. Thomas Public Safety website.