August 20, 2013

Cornell Police: Man Struck by Assailant With Baseball Bat on North Campus

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A male was struck by another male with a baseball bat early Tuesday morning while walking through North Campus, Cornell Police said in a crime alert.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., the male was walking through the 100 block of Roberts Place between Highland Road and Thurston Road when he was approached from behind by a male and a female, according to the crime alert. The victim was then hit by the male with a baseball bat.

The victim fled and reported the crime to a Cornell Police officer in the area. Cornell Police notified other police units of the incident and searched for the two suspects, but was unable to find either person.

The victim has been transported to Cayuga Medical Center for treatment. The Ithaca Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident, which the crime alert described as an attempted robbery.

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Original Author: Akane Otani