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University of Iowa News Release


March 28, 2011

UI seeking suspects in assault at MacLean Hall

At about 2:45 p.m. today, Monday, March 28, University of Iowa Police dispatch received a call from a male who works in MacLean Hall that three young men approached him while he was in his office and began asking questions.

The caller said the males looked around, asked for his cell phone and then began assaulting him before fleeing. The suspects are described as three young black males, two approximately 5-foot-10 with a thin build, and one approximately 6-foot-1 and weighing about 200 pounds.

Two of the assailants were wearing hats and appeared to be clean-shaven. The assailants may have been wearing hooded sweatshirts with possible color combinations of blue, red, black or white with baggy pants. The victim suffered minor injuries. 

Anyone with information about this event is urged to contact University of Iowa Police at 335-5022. Anyone who witnesses suspicious or criminal behavior at anytime is encouraged to contact the University Police immediately. 

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: David Visin, UI Police, 319-335-5027,