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Update from October 6, 2017 Incident

OCCURRED: October 6, 2017, at approximately 10:56 p.m.
LOCATION: Campus Drive by Stamp Student Union
UMPD CASE #: 2017-64640

On October 6, 2017, at approximately 10:56 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the Stamp Student Union area for an assault involving a baseball bat. Two male UMD students were walking along Campus Drive near Stamp Student Union when they got into a verbal altercation with a passing vehicle. A male passenger got out of the vehicle and began following the two students. The passenger then went back to the car and retrieved a baseball bat. The passenger then exchanged words with the two students and then struck one of the students. The passenger then got back into the vehicle and drove towards Baltimore Avenue.

The student was taken to a local hospital and has since been released.

Our Criminal Investigations Unit has identified the two suspects involved in this incident. They have no affiliation with the University and were issued a denial of access for the campus. Charges will be filed.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email .
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