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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University Interim Director of Public Safety Tom Clark has issued a notice to the campus community regarding a reported aggravated assault on the Macomb campus during the evening hours of Thursday, Oct 4.

A student reported to OPS on Friday, Oct. 5th that on Thursday, Oct. 4, between 11:15-11:20 p.m., that while walking near the southwest corner of Q-Lot an individual approached him and brandished a knife.

The suspect did not speak, but made a motion with the knife which led the victim to believe the suspect wanted his backpack. The victim threw his backpack to the ground and ran.

According to the report, the subject is described as 5'11"-6', approximately 160 pounds, wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a mask that partially covered the suspect's face. Due to the hood being pulled around the suspect's face and the mask, the individual could not determine the subject's gender or race.

The incident is under investigation. No one was injured in the assault.

 

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