Student assaulted in the Loop Monday afternoon


A DePaul student taking photos on DePaul’s Loop campus Monday afternoon had his camera punched away by an offender armed with a knife, according to a Public Safety alert. 

The student was photographing at Jackson Street and Wabash Avenue at approximately 4:45 p.m. when an unknown male approached him, punched his camera and displayed the weapon. He then fled westbound on Jackson Street, according to the alert.

Earlier Monday, a Dunkin Donuts employee on the Loop campus was also threatened with a knife by a female customer as the employee escorted the customer out of the store. The incident occurred at 5:56 a.m., according to a separate alert.

Anyone with information is urged to call Public Safety.