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Timely Notice 6/6/23: Aggravated 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 at an event on the Minneapolis campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Aggravated Assault

On June 6, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report at around 6:22 p.m. that there was an incident during a campus event in the Foss Center in which a group of four non-Augsburg individuals were involved in an altercation. Punches were thrown between the group and one of the individuals pulled out a knife. The Minneapolis Police (MPD) was immediately called but the individual who pulled the knife had already left campus before they arrived. One other individual involved also had a knife, which fell out of his pocket during the incident, but the individual did not use it. The altercation had largely dispersed by the time Public Safety and Minneapolis Police officers arrived on the scene. No injuries were sustained that required medical attention. 

STATUS:  Augsburg Public Safety is cooperating with the MPD investigation of this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg Public Safety 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).


  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • If possible, walk in groups or call DPS at 612-330-1717 for an escort
  • Report any suspicious or dangerous activity immediately to Augsburg Public Safety or MPD

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.