Assault reported west of Main Campus

A 22-year-old Temple student was punched in the face at about 11:10 p.m. Friday by an unknown man on the 1700 block of W. Oxford St., police said.

The man was described as 16-20 years old and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants, said Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone.

A TU Alert was sent out about the incident at around 12:10 a.m. Saturday, describing it as an assault.

The man stole the student’s black Samsung Galaxy phone before fleeing west on Oxford Street towards 18th Street, said Brandon Lausch, director of strategic marketing and communications. He added the student was taken to Temple University Hospital and given stitches for his cut lip from the punch.

Leone said police are looking at footage from the cameras from nearby private apartments.

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