ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - Police in Ann Arbor are reporting a terrifying attack on two University of Michigan students by a dozen people.
The students told Ann Arbor police they were walking between some off-campus houses — in the 1000-block of East University near Tappan and Greenwood streets — when they were approached by a group of eight men and four women. The two claim they were assaulted until bystanders intervened.
The victims provided very limited descriptions of two of the suspects. One was described as a black male, about 20 to 25 years old, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with a medium build, a medium complexion and cornrows. He was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.
Another suspect was described as a black female, 5 feet, 3 inches tall, with a heavy build, light complexion, in her late teens or early 20s, with a large, bleached-blond "afro." She was wearing black leggings and a white top.
Police aren't talking about a motive for the attack.
They're offering the following tips to students out and about on and off campus:
- Look assertive and be aware of your surroundings.
- Be aware that your risk increases in secluded and isolated areas.
- Walk with a trusted friend or co-worker when possible.
- Trust your intuition — if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
- Have your keys in hand before you reach your vehicle or residence.
- If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light emergency phone or call 911 from any phone.
Anyone who might know any of the suspects or who has any information about this incident is asked to the U-M Division of Public Safety and Security at 734-763-1131 or the Ann Arbor Police Department Tip Line at 734-794-6939 or email@example.com.
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