A Kansas University student at McCollum Hall was treated at the hospital early Sunday with minor injuries after a battery incident in the student’s dorm room, according to the KU Public Safety Office.
Capt. Schuyler Bailey, a public safety spokesman, said that the student suffered a “puncture wound” made by an unknown object and that officers were still investigating the incident, which occurred about 5 a.m. Sunday in the student’s fifth-floor room.
The student let an unknown man into his room, and during an altercation the victim received the wound in his left bicep. The suspect was described as a white man, 6-feet tall wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a dark-colored baseball cap.
The incident was initially classified as an aggravated burglary and aggravated battery, but a KU crime alert sent out Monday classified it as an aggravated battery.
In a crime alert, KU officers advised students to lock their doors even when they’re inside their rooms, to not allow any unidentified people into residence halls and to be responsible for guests brought into the residence hall.
Anyone with information about the case is advised to call the public safety office at 785-864-5900 or KU Crime Stoppers at 864-8888.
McCollum Hall is KU’s largest dormitory on Daisy Hill near 15th and Iowa streets.