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Student assaulted outside Palladium Hall

The student and two others were walking past the Trader Joe’s on 14th Street when they were caught in a physical altercation with three suspects and punched in the face.
File Photo: NYU Palladium Residence Hall located on 140 E. 14th St. (Max Lerner for WSN)

An NYU student was assaulted near Palladium Hall around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, the Department of Campus Safety reported earlier this evening. 

The student told Campus Safety they were walking in a group with two other individuals toward Palladium from Third Avenue when one of the suspects grabbed them and punched them in the face. The victim reported broken teeth and a gash on their lower lip. 

According to the report, the student overheard a group of three behind them threatening violence before the incident occurred. Campus Safety was notified of the incident at around 2:38 a.m., and a report has been filed with the New York City Police Department.

The three suspects were described as male-presenting with an “average to athletic” build and medium complexion. The suspect who punched the student was reported to be around 6 feet, 5 inches tall, with long dark hair, a mustache and dressed in all-black. One of the other suspects was described as having short brown hair, a black jacket, white shirt, dark pants and dark shoes, and the third as having medium-length brown hair, a black V-neck sweater, dark colored pants and white sneakers.

The NYPD told WSN the incident has not yet been recorded in its database. The police also said that assaults such as these are typically not reported to them, unless the victim is seriously injured or on the verge of death.

Contact Maisie Zipfel and [email protected].

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Maisie Zipfel
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor
Maisie Zipfel is a first-year double majoring in Journalism and Politics, and double minoring in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Spanish. She is a Yerba Mate enthusiast, a Taylor Swift fanatic and an anti-Greek Life turned sorority girl (Deeph or Die). When she’s not writing in the WSN basement you can find her isolated in Palladium for NYU’s Competitive Dance Team practice, obsessing over her Four-Year Plan or trying to weave in time to take a nap. You can reach her on instagram @maisiezipfel, on LinkedIn (her favorite social media platform) @MaeZipfel or preferably on Venmo @mkzipfel.

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    [email protected]Feb 4, 2024 at 9:39 pm

    Disturbing article as many universities have a problem of how to keep their students safe. There are too many craziness and when caught they rarely get punished. What ideas or advice does NYU have for their students?

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    Bob KatzFeb 4, 2024 at 9:43 am

    Student safety has become a major problem of universities How does NYU address this problem?