Department of Public Safety
April 25, 2022

Aggravated Assault


Timely Warning

The Brown University Department of Public Safety provides this notice in compliance with the Timely Notice provision of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.


On Monday, 4-25-22, at approximately 10:40 pm, the Brown University Department of Public Safety was notified that two Brown University Students were walking on Cushing Street when a dark sedan drove by, rolled down the rear window, and fired some type of projectile at the students. The students were not injured. The vehicle was last seen operating on Cushing Street towards Thayer Street and contained an unknown number of occupants.

This matter is under investigation by the Providence Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Providence Police Department at 401-272-3121 or the Brown University Department of Public Safety at 401-863-3322.


The Brown University campus community is always encouraged to take the following steps to keep yourself and others safe:

• Be aware of your surroundings
• Please travel on well-lit streets and throughways
• Report suspicious behavior, even when you are not directly threatened
• If you feel unsafe in any situation, trust your instincts and call Brown DPS at 401-863-3322 or the Providence Police at 401-272-3121

Please review the Brown DPS web page for additional safety awareness information and resources.


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