Neighborhood Safety Notice: May 10, 2020

We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.

On 5/10/2020, at approximately 12:45 a.m., a male Ohio State student was walking in the area of Indianola and E. 18th avenues when he was attacked by three unknown males. Reports indicate that the suspects approached in a silver sedan. They exited the vehicle and began yelling and physically assaulted the victim. They then chased him toward the area of Indianola and 12th avenues. One of the suspects threatened that he had a gun, although a weapon was not seen. Before fleeing the area, the suspects drove their vehicle at the victim.

Suspect details are limited. Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to call the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-4545.

Crimes are never the fault of the victim. The Ohio State University Police Division encourages everyone to lock doors and windows. When possible, please walk with friends or coworkers and always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. Please utilize transportation services, when possible, and if you see something, say something: report suspicious behavior by calling police.

The Ohio State University Police Division carefully considers information contained in safety notices. All decisions are handled on a case-by-case basis with the safety of our campus community in mind. Law enforcement officers and dispatchers are trained to interview witnesses in an effort to obtain as much information as possible, such as build, hair style, hair color, facial hair, skin tone, eye color, tattoos or identifying marks, teeth, clothing, shoes, etc. OSUPD may limit the use of race, or other descriptors, unless accompanied by a detailed description of the suspect. In an effort to share information in a timely manner, details may be limited and are based on information known or reported at the time of issuance.