The Brown University Department of Public Safety would like to notify the Community of an assault that occurred near the intersection of Waterman Street and Gano Street.


On 2/18/15, at approximately 9:30 P.M., the Providence Police Department reported to Brown University Police that a member of the Brown University Community, while walking on Waterman Street, was grabbed from behind, by an unknown male.  The victim was able to break free and the unidentified male fled the scene on foot, running east on Waterman Street, toward Wayland Avenue.  The victim described her assailant as wearing a tan jacket, approximately 5’7”, 40-45 years old.

The incident is under investigation by the Providence Police Department. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Brown University Department of Public Safety at (401)863-3322 or the Providence Police Department at (401)272-3121.  Any information will be kept confidential.