Tufts student reports being assaulted by group


MEDFORD, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Tufts University police are warning students to take caution after a student reported being assaulted by a group of men early Wednesday.

At around 1 a.m., the student said he was walking down Dearborn Street when three men approached him, and one punched the victim in the face. The victim then ran to the Tufts Police Department to report the assault. He was not injured.

It was unclear which direction the suspects fled to, but the victim provided descriptions of two of the three men, and the Medford and Somerville police departments searched for the men.

One of the suspects is described as a white man in his early 20s, with a heavy build, wearing a red shirt and a baseball hat. The other man is described as olive-skinned, in his late 20s, with a slim build and a beard. He was wearing a gray shirt. There was no description of the third suspect.

Tufts police remind students to be aware of their surroundings, and use the safety escort service the school provides. Anyone with information on the incident is asked  to call Tufts police as soon as possible at 617-627-3030.