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June 13, 2011

New: UI student reports assault to ICPD

At 7:28 a.m. on June 11th the Iowa City Police Department received a report of an assault.

The male victim of the incident reported he was walking in the alley between the 100 blocks of E. College and E. Burlington. The victim stated he was confronted by an African-American male who then struck him in the face. The victim stated he then fell back against a wall. Abrasions were incurred on the victim's face, knee and ankle. The victim declined to be transported to a hospital although recommended so by the reporting officer.

The area of the incident was checked by officers along with the victim for the suspect who was not located. The suspect is described as an African-American male of medium build standing 6' to 6'2". He was reported to be wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. He was last seen by the victim walking north from the incident on Clinton Street.

Iowa City CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 319-358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

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The University of Iowa Police encourage community members to walk in groups and to stay out of isolated areas when possible.

This information is being released in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,