Student assaulted while studying on campus at USC; suspect apprehended

A suspect has been arrested in connection with an assault that occurred on the USC campus late Saturday. 

Just before 11 p.m., LAPD officers responded to the campus in the 3600 block of Watt Way where the victim told police he was attacked while studying. 

According to police, the student says he felt a sharp object pressed against his neck. That’s when he says he swatted the object away and his hand was cut in the process. 

The suspect ran from the location, but was located a short distance away at 36th and Vermont. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The weapon was identified by the LAPD as a sharpened metal hair pin. 

The victim did not require medical attention. 

It remains unclear whether the victim and suspect were previously acquainted and also unclear whether the suspect was a student. A motive for the crime also remains unknown at this time. 

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