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Crime Alert: Student reports being struck in face on Hearn Plaza

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Oct. 30:

A female student reported to University Police that she was struck in the face by two men as she walked alone on Hearn Plaza at approximately 2 a.m.  Oct. 30.

The University Police Department is investigating.

No serious injury was reported.  Student emergency technicians checked the student. She declined additional treatment.

She told police that she left Zick’s on Hearn Plaza shortly before it closed and began walking south on a Hearn Plaza sidewalk. Police estimate the time as being around 2 a.m.

At one point, three men were walking behind her.  Two of the men spoke briefly to her as she continued walking.  One punched her in the face several times.  Another slapped her one time.  The men immediately ran away and she continued toward the southern section of campus.

Accompanied by a friend, she came to the University Police office in Davis Residence Hall at 3:49 a.m. to report the incident.

At the time of this message, no suspects had been located as University Police searched campus.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about the incident contact the University Police at 336-758-5911 or use University Police’s Silent Witness process.  The LiveSafe app may also be used.

Wake Forest Office of Communications and External Relations

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