NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred inside a Guilden Street home on February 4, according to a Rutgers University crime alert.
In the incident, a man was allegedly hit in the face while trying to break up a fight inside the Sixth Ward residence, located near St. Peter's University Hospital in a neighborhood that is inhabited by thousands of Rutgers students.
The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating the crime, but that agency has made no effort to publicize the assault.
Instead, nine days later, the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) opted to issue a "crime alert" to its students, staff, and faculty.
The assault occurred inside the home, somewhere on Guilden Street between Bristol and Courtland Streets, at approximately 2:02 AM, according to the alert.
"In this incident, the victim, who is affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that he was struck in the face while attempting to break up a physical altercation which occurred during a party inside of the residence," reads the alert.
The unidentified victim was treated for a "non-life threatening injury" at a "local hospital" according to the alert.
The perpetrator was described as "a black male in his early 20s, approximately 5’7” in height with a muscular build and curly hair and wearing a grey tank top and light colored pants."
The NBPD asked, via the RUPD crime alert, that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the NBPD's Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate and a community organizer, and was an independent candidate for Mayor of New Brunswick in 2018.