Department of Public Safety
September 6, 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. John


On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at approximately 2:00 am, the Brown University Department of Public Safety was notified of an assault involving two members of the Brown University community. The community members were walking in front of 277 Thayer Street when a dark-colored sedan drove up and began catcalling, trying to get them to approach their vehicle. The community members continued walking when an unknown passenger threw a clear liquid substance from the vehicle that struck both of them in the face. The liquid caused minor irritation but both community members did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was last seen traveling south on Thayer Street. 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  Community policing recommends watch dogs!:

• 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.


277 Thayer Street