Safety Notification: Aug. 7, 2018

Posted August 15, 2018

Report of aggravated assault on MCTC Campus

A message from Minneapolis Community and Technical College:

On Aug. 7, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Minneapolis College Public Safety responded to an aggravated assault on the 2nd floor of the Helland Center. A suspect followed a male student into the men's restroom and made unwanted sexual advances toward the male student. The male student, pushed by the suspect in an attempt to leave the restroom, resulting in a physical altercation. During the course of the altercation, the suspect attempted to stab the male student with a needle. The male student was assisted by another student and the suspect fled the scene without being apprehended. Both students were unharmed.

If you have any information about this incident, please notify Minneapolis College Public Safety at 612-659-6910.

Please utilize the Public Safety escort service. Officers will escort you anywhere within a two block radius of the main campus. Call 612-659-6910 to request an escort. If you witness suspicious activity or crimes in progress, call the Minneapolis College Public Safety Department Emergency line at 612-659-6900 and the Minneapolis Police Department using 911.

Remember to take the following steps if you are a victim of a crime:

  • Report crimes immediately to the police. If the crime occurs on Minneapolis College property, call the Minneapolis College Public Safety Department Emergency line at 612-659-6900 and the the Minneapolis Police Department using 911.
  • Try to remember the description of the suspect(s), which includes:
    • approximate age
    • height
    • weight
    • details on hair
    • clothing
    • scars
    • tattoos or any type of distinguishing characteristic