In a security alert sent to students, Associate Dean Kristen Cromm warned about a case of forcible touching that occurred around 9:10 p.m. yesterday. A student was forcibly touched on Amsterdam Avenue near 113th Street. The assailant, described as a bearded white male around the age of 60, was wearing a black medical boot. The male accosted the victim while she was walking her dog and continued south on Amsterdam.
The rest of the email from Cromm can be read below:
The security alert is available online here:https://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/sites/dsa/files/handbooks/Crime%20Alert-%20Forcible%20Touching%208-25-14.pdf
If you have any information about this crime or the suspect, please contact the NYPD Special Victims Unit at 212-860-6857.
Remember to be aware of your surroundings when travelling on foot, limit the use of cell phones and texting, and when possible, use the Columbia University Shuttle service. Information about the shuttle can be found athttp://www.Columbia.edu/cu/publicsafety/maps.html .
If you observe anyone acting in a suspicious manner, or you feel threatened in any way, call the police immediately by dialing 911. Columbia Public Safety may also be reached at any time by calling 212-854-5555.