Campus Safety Alert

Aug 25, 2012 6:32 PM by Josh Breslow

UK Student Assaulted Outside Campus Fraternity House

The University Of Kentucky Police Department has issued a crime bulletin following an overnight assault on campus.

It was Saturday around 3:30 a.m. when officers say a male student was attacked outside the Kappa Sigma Fraternity house near Hilltop Avenue.

UK Police said the student was approached from behind by three men he didn't know. The victim was hit in the back of the head and in the face, then chased.

"I guess I felt like I was gonna be safe down here and it's definitely concerning that I've been seeing a lot of the crime bulletins," said freshman Ashley Klaserner.

"It just seems like there's a lot of crime going on around here lately," said freshman, Jonathan Adams. "It's just pretty crazy because I came from a small town where you really didn't hear about many crimes."

UK Police have stepped up their presence around campus after several reports of criminal activity this month. On August 5th, a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed near UK Hospital. Two weeks later, two men with shirts covering their faces, showed a gun and robbed someone near Newtown Crossing Apartments. Earlier this week, someone robbed a student of a cell phone near the Johnson Student Center.

"I want to feel safe on campus all the time and with it being so close to my dorm, it freaks me out a little bit," Klaserner said. "It definitely scares me."

Police released descriptions of the attackers, describing the first as a thin black man with short hair, about 5'8", and between 18 and 20 years old. The second attacker is described as a thin black man with short hair, about 6'2", and between 18 and 20 years old. The third attacker was described as a thin white man, about 6'2" tall. A witness told the victim the three got away in a blue vehicle.

If you have any information about these reported crimes contact the University Of Kentucky Police Department.

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