Department of Public Safety
May 21, 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 Saturday, May 21, 2022, between the hours of 10:45 pm and 11:00 pm, the Brown University Department of Public Safety was notified that there were three separate assaults involving Brown University students. The first incident occurred near the corner of Power and Thayer Streets. The second happened near the intersection of Angell and Prospect St, and the third incident occurred near Brook and Benevolent Street. A dark SUV drove by and fired projectiles at Brown University students in each incident. No students were hurt in the incidents.

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.


Power and Thayer Street

Angell and Prospect Street

Brook and Benevolent Street