PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY- ASSAULT

This past week there have been two separate, but similar incidents of assault perpetrated against two students of Pratt Institute as they were walking on public streets in close proximity of the Brooklyn campus.

The first incident occurred on Friday 02/07/2020, at approximately 8:00 PM when a group of 5-6 black, teenage males approached a student who was walking on Willoughby and Classon Ave when one of the teens hit the student on the head with a rock causing minor injury.

The second incident occurred on Wednesday, 02/12/2020, at approximately 4:00 PM in which a group of 6 black, teenage males approached a student riding a Citibike on Emerson Ave, when of the juveniles slapped the student on the back of the head.  

Both incidents were reported to the NYPD and Pratt Institute Public Safety. Public Safety is working with the 88th Pct. and attempting to identify the perpetrators in these incidents.

Pratt Public Safety invites all members of the Pratt Community to download the Pratt Safe App, free from the App Store or Google Play where various safety information can be found as well as direct links to various emergency services contacts.  We also encourage our community to practice safety precautions while traveling about in the city, such as being aware of your surroundings, do not become distracted by wearing earbuds or looking at your phone when walking.