Suspect arrested after reports of a man hitting women near Marquette University

Updated: 03/15/2021 01:18 PM

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- The Marquette University Police Department has arrested a suspect related to threats and assaults against women in the campus area.

This comes after the university issued a safety alert regarding the situation on Sunday, March 14.

Officials say the suspect is in custody and charges are pending with the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

The name of the suspect has not yet been released. 

The man in the photo was issued with the initial safety alert.

If you observe any suspicious behavior or fear for your safety at any time, contact MUPD at (414) 288-1911 or through the mobile blue light feature on the Eagle Eye app.

Published: 03/14/2021 02:40 PM

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Marquette University issued a safety alert for a man who has been threatening and hitting women near campus on Sunday, March 14.

The Marquette University Police Department is working with Milwaukee County Behavioral Health and the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office to hold the individual for long-term supervision and treatment.

The university said campus police have dedicated additional officers to protect the campus and respond to reports of the individual in the area. 

The individual is described as having a muscular build, 6'1, and 229 pounds. 

If you see the person in the photo on campus, contact MUPD immediately at (414) 288-6800, via the 450 blue light phones on campus or via MUPD’s free safety app, EagleEye. The app features a mobile BlueLight feature that connects you directly to MUPD and sends the device’s location in real-time. 

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