MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A female student was walking home when she was attacked from behind by a man with a knife, according to University Of Minnesota Police.

On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., the attack occurred off-campus on the 500 block of Huron Boulevard, between Fulton and Essex Streets. During the attack, the suspect did not demand or take any valuables. He ran off when the victim screamed for help.

Authorities searched the area but did not find the attacker. He is described as a white male in his early-20s, between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-2 with a light build. He was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt with the hood up.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Minneapolis Police is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call their tip line at 612-692-8477.

Comments (22)
  1. Kevin says:


  2. Dan says:

    A white male in his early 20s around the UoM…that’ll narrow it down.

  3. do do says:

    yea, i think i saw him………

  4. Scott Alan says:

    500 Huron is off campus? After dark mean anything? Go ahead and exercise your rights to go anywhere you want to without being afraid. After dark, alone.

  5. Scott Alan says:

    ????? Wat are you trying to say? Something racist in this story? ?? There’s a point in there somewhere. I vote some kind of cryptic racist comment.

  6. Urge The Governor says:

    If you watched today’s senate hearing you know that if this poor girl was armed, she would have been required to look for an escape first before shooting the psycho. This is a prime example of why all Minnesota residents need to contact Gov Dayton immediately before Monday and urge him to sign this important bill into law. Another section of the bill states that Govt cannot confiscate guns during declared emergency. Like they did during Katrina in New Orleans.

    1. protectyourselfbutdontengage says:

      I agree with what you’re saying, but the whole thing is silly. We have the right to defend ourselves or others if we feel threatened. This is so wide open to interpretation and easily defended if you do protect yourself. Better to live and fight through some bs court proceedings than to die right?

      Almost have to quote South Park’s uncle Jim – “hes coming right for us”

  7. Andy says:

    Conceal and carry honey. Look into it.

    1. whataloser says:

      dipstick, sorry you were disHONORABELY discharge

  8. Bergen says:

    WCCO…please shut down these message boards…it’s as if they’re a magnet for every moron in the Twin Cities. Thanks

    1. Ferris Lind says:

      ahh yes . a liberal . i mean . a communist who hates “freedom of speech”

      1. Derk says:

        Funny – I have CC permit, carry, vote Republican and gotta say this – Ferris, shove it up ter ass. Or meet me anywhere and I will.
        Shut the damn boards down ‘cco – they have become a playground for the helpless little men in the world

        1. please says:

          How about we shut you down tough guy? huh? Yeah. thought so.
          Big boogy man behind his computer.

        2. markH says:

          Let me guess- you’re under 25, have a mullet, ’92 F-150 (lifted), drink excessive amounts of cheap beer, and live in mommy’s basement.

    2. say what says:

      And you Bergen lead the pack. What a moron.

    3. Kevin says:

      Your wife says shut up and clean the house! She will be late getting home….at least thats what I thought she said…..had to understand her with her mouth so full……

  9. Mike says:

    Minn. needs the retreat law changed. On the spot dead for anyone
    trying to abduct or rob anyone.

  10. faked says:

    Bet you lunch that nothing happened and she just wants attention hence the vague description, lack of robbery or assault, no witnesses, etc.

    This is a serious sort of attack and not discounting that, but can’t deny that young people want attention and abuse the system.

    1. jackactionhero says:

      I thought it was fishy too. Attacked from behind by a man with a knife, but she’s not injured, not robbed, and not assaulted?

    2. mom g says:

      Your right! She wanted it! She should have never wore those hot mittens! She deserved what she got!

  11. U of M Student says:

    Some crazy white guy wants be like Michael Myers! Watch out!!

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