UMass police search for homecoming assault suspect

  • A suspect in an Oct. 26, 2019 assault. COURTESY OF UMASS POLICE DEPARTMENT

Staff Writer
Thursday, November 07, 2019

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts police are searching for three suspects in connection with a homecoming weekend assault that left one person with significant head injuries.

Police were notified at 5:07 p.m. on Oct. 26 that a male had been assaulted by three other white college-age males in the area of Massachusetts and Sunset avenues, according to a university police crime alert.

Officers responding to the scene found the victim with head injuries from the assault, the alert said. The victim was unable to provide police with information on the suspects and was transported to the hospital.

Witnesses came forward with physical descriptions of the suspects, the alert said. The main aggressor was described as a white male wearing a gray plaid flannel long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a Carhartt winter cap. The other two suspects were reported to be wearing hooded sweatshirts, the alert said.

The alert said the investigation is continuing, including a review of area camera footage.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact UMass Police Officer Allison Fenton at (413) 545-2121. Anonymous information can be left at (413) 577-TIPS (8477).