02/09/2020 at 12:30 AM
At approximately 12:30 a.m. an assault took place near Delmar and West Gate. The incident involved a male Washington University student. The student was walking west along the north side of Delmar when a male subject ran towards him and “slashed” him once with an unknown sharp object. The subject yelled something unintelligible during the attack and then continued to run east. The student received minor injuries.
Suspect Description: Black male, approximately 20 years of age, 170 lbs, missing some front teeth, patchy beard and wearing a gray sweatshirt with drawstrings
University City Police Department is investigating
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