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Cornell Crime Alert - Assault – South Ave. March 22, 2020

On 03/22/20 at approximately  7:42 p.m. the Ithaca Police Department responded to South Avenue, City of Ithaca, for a report of a subject who had been stabbed.  Upon arrival, IPD Officers located a Cornell student who was the victim of an attempted robbery.  The student was walking on South Avenue approaching the intersection of West Avenue when he was approached by a group of unknown male subjects.   One of the male subjects demanded the victim give up his phone and wallet.   The victim refused and fled westbound on South Avenue.  As he was fleeing, one of the subjects from the group chased him and stabbed him in the back.   The subjects subsequently fled westbound on South Avenue.

The victim described the suspects as being one white male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and three black males, wearing dark clothing.  No further identifiable information on the suspects was able to be gathered.

The victim was treated at scene by witnesses, IPD and Bangs Ambulance and was then transported to Robert Packer Hospital for further treatment of his injuries.

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating this incident and anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Ithaca Police Department at (607) 272-3245 or the assisting agency, Cornell University Police at (607) 255-1111. Cornell Police reminds the community to walk in groups and utilize the RAVE Guardian app when on or near campus.


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