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Arrest made regarding off-campus incidents

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Diana Colapietro
Public Safety emailed students Friday evening to announce arrest.

The NYPD has arrested a male in connection with two forcible touching incidents that took place off campus in recent months, most recently last week, according to a University-wide email from Thomas Lawrence, Vice President of Public Safety.

Lawrence said both cases involved a male approaching the victims from behind and grabbing their buttocks. When the victims confronted him, the male said he thought they were “Melissa” or “Jennifer,” the email said. Both incidents took place off-campus on Homelawn Street by 83rd and 84th Avenues, Lawrence said.

Following the second incident which took place last Friday evening, Lawrence sent an email to the University community informing it that patrols in the area would be increased by Public Safety and NYPD officers.

Lawrence also reminded students in today’s e-mail to be cognizant of their surroundings when walking off campus and to walk with others whenever possible. He also encouraged students to utilize the University shuttle when traveling to off-campus properties and to notify 911 and Public Safety in an emergency.

 

 

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Christopher Brito, News Editor
Contact: [email protected]. Since day one, Chris has been willing to sit down and learn the tricks and tools necessary to carry out this job. He has been dedicated, not only to reporting and writing on his own stories, but to the Torch as a whole. He has also not been hesitant to take on any and all responsibilities, something I’m sure he will continue to do throughout the next year.  These attributes will help Chris to raise the bar of excellence that has come to be expected of the Torch during his tenure as news editor. . —Anthony O-Reilly News Editor, Emeritus
Diana Colapietro, Photo Editor
Photo Editor: Diana is a senior Photojournalism major/International Studies minor who has been involved in the Torch since her freshman year in the fall of 2012. This year she hopes to incorporate more photo spreads in the newspaper and make the content more visually appealing. [email protected]
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