A-State student cut by unknown suspect while off campus

A-State student cut by unknown suspect while off campus

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State University alerted students to an assault that happened off campus. Police are investigating the incident.

The alert issued Friday morning stated a student was assaulted by an unknown Hispanic male north of the Red Wolf Apartments near Johnson Ave.

The male student reported that he had walked off campus from the apartments around 4 a.m., according to Dr. Bill Smith, executive director of marketing and communications for A-State.

While smoking a cigarette, the victim said he was approached by the suspect and was cut on the arm.

The suspect reportedly said, "I've got you now."

Smith states the student is okay. He was treated at his apartment for a superficial wound.

Anyone with information about the incident can call university police at 870-972-2093.

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