UD professor attacked on campus; student arrested by campus police 

UPDATE @ 1:20 p.m.

A 20-year-old junior engineering student is in police custody and has been charged with robbery, vandalism, aggravated menacing, aggravated assault and resisting arrest after allegedly assaulting a professor at University of Dayton’s campus Friday, according to a press release.

Around noon, UD police responded to a call about a man who allegedly tried to forcibly take money from a worker putting up a tent near Kennedy Union on 300 College Park prior to allegedly assaulting a professor, chief of police and executive director of public safety Rodney Chatman wrote in a letter to the UD campus community today. 

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UPDATE @ 5:50 p.m.

The University of Dayton student who assaulted a professor Friday was unarmed.

The professor, who was not named, was not injured, according to university officials who said Friday evening that no further information would be released at this time.

The student who was taken into custody also has not been named.

UPDATE @ 3:35 p.m.

Officials at the University of Dayton have released a statement about Friday’s reported assault. The key points are listed below:

  • University of Dayton Police responded to Miriam Hall on reports of an assault around lunchtime Friday
  • Public safety officers took a student into custody 
  • There is no danger to the campus currently 
  • The investigation is still unfolding 

UPDATE @ 2:02 p.m.

University of Dayton officials released a statement this afternoon stating, “University of Dayton Public Safety is investigating reports of concerning behavior involving a student that occurred around the lunch hour on campus. We have few details at this time.”

The statement comes after police responded to a report of a professor attacked inside Miriam Hall. No weapon was used, according to dispatchers. 

Minutes after the attack, a man matching the description of the attacker was arrested by campus police who told dispatchers the man had blood on him.

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The incident occurred on the third day of classes for UD’s fall semester. 

Students moved back to campus last weekend and returned to classes on Wednesday.

This year’s incoming class marks the second largest in UD’s history with more than 2,200 new students enrolling, according to the school.

We are working to obtain more information and details from multiple law enforcement agencies that responded to the area.

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One person reportedly has been detained after a University of Dayton professor was attacked inside a university building, according to initial reports. 

UD Police officers were dispatched to Miriam Hall around 12:25 p.m. after a professor reported they were physically attacked, according to police scanner traffic. 

Officers responding to the area located a person who matched the description of the suspect and attempted to take them into custody, initial reports indicate. 

Scanners indicate a person was detained on East Stewart Street after a struggle and medics were requested to the scene. 

According to our crew, one person was loaded up into an ambulance and transported to a hospital. 

A University of Dayton spokesperson was not able to comment on the incident but said officials were looking into it. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 


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