University of Michigan Police investigating assault, ethnic intimidation against student

Student approached with antisemitic comment on campus

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan Police Department (UMPD) is investigating a crime of ethnic intimidation after a student was approached on campus.

UMPD received a report on Saturday of an assault that occurred Thursday on North Campus near Baits Field.

Police say, around 2:20 p.m. on Nov. 10, a student was walking when a male traveling in the opposite direction grabbed her arm and made an antisemitic comment before releasing her.

According to officials, the investigation determined the assault to be a crime of ethnic intimidation.

The suspect was described as a college-aged white male, about 5′10″, with brown hair, and was wearing a red and black shirt, blue jeans, gray shoes, and a U-M baseball hat.

Friend of victim comments on incident:

The University of Michigan Police Department (UMPD) is investigating a crime of ethnic intimidation after a student was approached on campus with a hateful message, now a friend of the victim is commenting on the situation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the U-M Division of Public Safety and Security at 734-763-1131.


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