Aggravated Assault Potomac and M ST NW

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Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community,

Please be advised that on Friday October 23, 2020 a Georgetown University student reported to GUPD that while walking in the area of Potomac and M Streets NW on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:45 p.m, a unknown white male – approx 6 feet in height, late 20s to 30s years of age wearing a grey hoodie – approached the student asking for her purse.  When the  student refused to hand over her purse, the perpetrator then struck her right arm with a knife causing a cut to her arm.  The suspect left in an unknown direction.  

The Georgetown University Police Department is requesting that anyone who has information regarding this or any other incident(s), or who sees the above described person(s) to contact the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) at 202-687-4343 or The Metropolitan Police Department Second District Station at 202-715-7300, or the Detectives Office at 202-730-1903, or the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 immediately. 

Date: October 22, 2020  

Time: 11:45 p.m.  

Location: Off Campus

Address:  Potomac and M Streets NW  

Incident type: Aggravated Assault 

Respondents: Georgetown University Police Department

Victim(s): Georgetown Student 

Witness description of suspect(s):

White male approx 6 feet in height, late 20’s to 30’s years of age wearing a grey hoodie 

Safety Reminders:

The Georgetown University Police Department reminds all students to practice the following security measures:

1. On campus students should call GUPD at 202.687.4343 regarding any safety concerns.

2. Off campus students with immediate safety concerns should call MPD at 911 and GUPD at 687.HELP.

3. Students noticing suspicious activities or individuals loitering around entrances to residence halls, apartments, or townhouses should immediately notify GUPD at 202.687.4343.

4. Students may utilize the services of THE NEIGHBORHOOD SHUTTLES or GUPD SAFERIDES escorts as a means of providing safe passage off-campus. Call 784.RIDE for GUPD SAFERIDES escorts.

The Georgetown University Police Department makes broadcast notifications when crimes posing a threat to the campus community are reported to GUPD or (MPD), in a manner consistent with the Campus Security Act. The University uses its best efforts to provide information that is both accurate and helpful, but community members should recognize that the University is able to relay information only as it is reported to GUPD and/or MPD.