Crime Alert: Group Assaults Man Waiting in Line at Olde Queens

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—An aggravated assault outside of a well-known bar near the Rutgers University campus generated another Rutgers crime alert on Saturday, September 16.

At approximately 12:58 AM on that night, a man waiting in line outside the Olde Queens Tavern on Easton Avenue reportedly "became engaged in a verbal exchange with five unknown males," according to the crime alert released by Rutgers University Police Department.

The well-known bar is located at the intersection of Easton Avenue and Mine Street in the Sixth Ward.

"The victim and the unknown males then engaged in a physical altercation during which the victim was struck several times before the perpetrators fled in an unknown direction."

The RUPD alert alert mentioned that the victim was affiliated with the school.

"Descriptions are limited at this time, however, the perpetrators were described as five males with one wearing a striped shirt and another as having a multicolored goatee."

Olde Queens is the same location where a bouncer seriously injured a Rutgers alum in a November 2013 fight, as we reported.

NBPD's Director Anthony Caputo is known to patronize the establishment, which is sometimes confused with the oldest building on the Rutgers campus: Old Queens.

The NBPD asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the NBPD Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.

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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.