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GRCC police investigate on campus assault


By James Herold

At 4:07pm, on Wednesday Oct. 5, a Grand Rapids Community College Police timely warning was issued via email to students. 

At about 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, a female and male were at the south end of Olivarez Plaza arguing. The male subject punched the female in the mouth and verbally threatened to harm her with a knife. The female said he also threatened another unknown female. The male did not brandish a knife, but is known to carry one.  

The suspect is described as a black male, 28 years old, wearing red, white and blue pants, black T-shirt with red writing, Puma tennis shoes and had a red hoodie tied around his waist. He was last seen walking southbound on Library Place NE.  

GRCC Police are investigating. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the department at 616-234-4910, and to report all suspicious activity to GRCC Police.  

Safety tip: Pay attention to your surroundings and avoid distractions such as using your phone or walking with headphones, avoid walking alone. GRCC Police are available to give Safe Walk escorts to and from campus.

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