ATHENS – University of Georgia Police Department released a warning at 9AM this morning detailing an aggravated assault occurring at approximately 3:13AM this morning. According to the release, the victim stated that he was approached by three white college aged males on Herty Drive. One of the individuals reportedly stabbed the victim in his left hand. The victim, a UGA employee, was treated and released at Athens Regional Medical Center for his injury.
See the full release below:
University of Georgia Police Department
April 8, 2015
Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813
Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813
On 04/08/15 at approximately 3:13 a.m. University of Georgia Police officers observed a vehicle driving at excessive speeds on Prince Avenue. As contact was made with the occupants in the entrance of Athens Regional Medical Center they found that the passenger was seeking treatment for a stab wound to the left palm. The victim reported that he and the driver, who witnessed the incident, had been walking back from the downtown area and were in the area of Brooks Hall on Herty Drive approximately thirty minutes prior when they were approached by three college aged white males. The victim stated that one of the individuals approached him and stabbed him in the hand with what he believed to be a small knife. The three suspects ran north from the scene back in the direction of the downtown area. The victim, a University of Georgia employee, and witness, no UGA affiliation, were unable to provide any additional description of the suspects at this time. The victim was treated and released for a superficial stab wound to the left palm.
Based on the limited information provided by the victim and witness, there is no reason to believe that there is a continued threat to any members of the University community. Anyone that has information related to this incident is asked to contact the University of Georgia Police Department at 706-542-2200 as soon as possible.