Department of Public Safety
September 16, 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 Friday, September 16, 2022, the Brown University Department of Public Safety was notified of two aggravated assaults involving Brown University Students.


The Department of Public Safety received notification of the first incident at approximately 9:08 pm. The student and a friend were walking west on Charlesfield Street between Brook and Thayer Street when a silver SUV (possibly an Audi) drove by. The right rear window was rolled down, and one of the students was struck twice in the chest with an unknown projectile. The suspect’s vehicle was last seen operating south on Thayer Street. The student was not injured.


The Department of Public Safety received notification of a second incident at approximately 9:40 pm. A student and two friends were walking west on Angell Street toward Brook Street when a vehicle operating north on Brook Street fired projectiles at the students. One student was struck in the head, and two were hit in the throat. None of the students sustained injuries. The vehicle was described as a dark hatchback and was last seen operating north on Brook St. 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.


Charlesfield and Thayer Street     Angell and Brook Street