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Timely Notice 3/27/23: Assault

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred in Mortensen Hall on the Minneapolis campus.


At about 0955 on 03/27/2023 Augsburg Public Safety and Residence Life received a report of a disturbance and possible fight in a room in Mortensen Hall. Upon arrival the public safety officers learned a student had allegedly been assaulted by a non-student known to them. Minneapolis Police were called and officers responded to assist. After investigation the non-student was arrested and taken into custody on an assault charge and issued a warning not to return to Augsburg property. The student was taken to the hospital for examination.


● Keep your head up and always be aware of your surroundings
● Call Public Safety immediately if you notice any disturbing or suspicious behavior; do not
assume someone else will make the report
● Do not allow people you do not know into any building
● Do not walk with earbuds or headphones on so you can hear what is going on around
● Be aware of campus resources and support one another

STATUS: This incident is currently under investigation by the Minneapolis Police (MPD) and the Augsburg Department of Public Safety. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).


Augsburg University believes that physical descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual.  When physical descriptors are included in communication to the Augsburg community, it is done so because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of the incident. Augsburg University uses perceived race and gender descriptors that are provided about a suspect only when additional characteristics (beyond clothing) are also available. Such descriptors are used in an attempt to provide the campus community with important information. However, the University recognizes that race and gender are personal identity attributes that cannot always be accurately perceived by others, and that any reported information may not be accurate.