UW Police

July 22, 2020

7-20-20 Assault

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
July 20, 2020

This message is being communicated to all faculty, staff and Seattle campus students with the approval of the UW Police Department. This message is sent in the interest of public safety and in compliance with federal law requiring timely warning notification of crimes committed on or near campus. This is not a UW Alert message. For information regarding UW Alert and to sign up to receive UW Alert notifications, visit www.uwalert.org.

On Monday July 20, 2020, at 9:28 p.m., UWPD officers contacted a 19-year-old student who was assaulted 25 minutes earlier in the 1100 block of NE Campus Parkway. The victim reported that a man struck him with a pole at the base of his neck. A brief struggle ensued and the attacker eventually ran away north through an alleyway. The victim said he did not know the suspect and described the incident as unprovoked. He did not need medical aid.

The suspect was described as a man in his 20s, wearing a green shirt with the sleeves cut off and shorts with a white stripe around the bottom of the legs.

If you witnessed this incident or have additional information about this crime or the suspect, please call the UW Police Department at 206-685-8973. The case report number is 20-23586. To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, immediately call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:
• Be aware of your surroundings and what is going on around you.
• Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible.
• Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.

If you witness or are a victim of a crime, here is some helpful information to pass on to the police:
• Clothing descriptors, including layers under the visible layer, other distinctive identifiers, etc.
• Physical characteristics: Height, weight, eye and hair color, mannerisms, scars or tattoos.
• Suspect’s direction of travel.

Contact the University of Washington Police Community Engagement Unit at 206-685-1916 for additional crime prevention information.