Campus police respond to assault at party near campus

UMKC Police responded to a call at the 5300 block of Rockhill Road early Sunday morning after a group of men tried to force their way into a party, destructing the property and assaulting two victims.

According to a statement released by the UMKC Police Department, five to six unidentified men showed up at the party around 12:25 a.m., breaking one of the windows in an attempt to get in.

When the first victim confronted the uninvited guests, one of the suspects crushed a beer bottle over their head and began punching and kicking the victim. The rest of the suspects joined in and continued to physically attack the victim at the same time.

According to the statement, the second victim was assaulted by the suspects after trying to intervene.

All suspects fled the property as the campus police arrived at the scene.

The two victims were evaluated by ambulance and did not need any further treatment.

In an email sent out to all students, faculty and staff approximately two hours after the incident, UMKC provided information about the assault and safety tips for members of the community.

“We want to remind you to be attentive to your surroundings at all times–whether on campus, shopping or at home,”the email stated. “If you feel threatened or suspect someone is following you, call 911 for help.”

If you have any information about this incident, contact the UMKC Police Department at 816- 235-1515.

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