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Off-campus incident leaves three in hospital

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Three college-aged individuals were escorted to Cooley-Dickinson hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries after being assaulted by about a dozen men wielding lacrosse sticks earlier this weekend.

Amherst police responded to reports of a "large-scale disturbance" at a 304 N. Pleasant St. apartment on Friday. Following a subsequent investigation, police determined that approximately a dozen "young men" forcibly entered the apartment.

According to police reports, the suspects struck the three victims with lacrosse sticks and bottles, resulting in contusions and lacerations.

The incident allegedly occurred in retaliation for an earlier disagreement.

Police have not determined if the suspects belong to an athletic team or club and are urging anyone with information regarding the incident to call (413) 259-3000.

No arrests have yet been made.
posted by Derrick Perkins, 3:10 PM

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