Ball State sends alert after man reports early morning attack

Ball State University

Ball State University officials sent out an alert early Friday morning after a man reported he was attacked near campus. 

According to the notice sent just before 5 a.m., the victim was walking home from the Village around 3 a.m. when he was attacked by two black males at Dicks Street and Riverside Avenue. 

The man reported the suspects attacked him with a sharp object, possibly a box cutter.

"The guy closest to me, slashed me in the face," said the victim, who wanted to remain anonymous.

The victim was able to flee the area and the attacker fled on foot.  The man was treated at an area hospital for facial injuries and was released.

"The doctor said I was very lucky to not have my eye cut, and that it didn't go all the way thru," the victim said.

Fellow students are concerned after receiving this latest crime alert.

"It kind of makes me not want to go out after dark," said student Natasha Baker. "You hear stories like that and you're like 'wow!'"

"I feel like there was no motive besides somebody wanting to hurt somebody, wanting to cut somebody," the victim said. "What would make someone want to attack someone with a knife just for no reason?"

University officials urge students to report suspicious activity by calling 765-285-1111.

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