Published: Sept. 6, 2020

To the CU Boulder Community:

On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at approximately 11:20 p.m., the CU Boulder Police Department (“CUPD”) was notified of a possible attempted aggravated assault. 

Six high school-aged males were hanging out in parking lot 306 on the CU Boulder campus. The males were in two different large pickup trucks. Two college-aged people, a male and a female, were walking through the parking lot when they started to verbally engage the high school students. The verbal altercation escalated and the college-aged male displayed a knife with a blade that was approximately 3 inches long. The male threatened the entire group and held one of the high school students up against one of the trucks. A small crowd started to gather and the two college-aged people left, heading south on Broadway and then east on Baseline Road. The high school-aged males followed the two, but lost sight of them near 27th Way and Baseline Road. 

The suspect is described as:

  • Light-skinned, black male, 18- to 22-years-old
  • Medium to long black hair
  • Wearing a black and white plaid, flannel shirt, black shorts and white shoes
  • Thin build, about 5 feet 10 inches tall
  • He had a longboard skateboard

CUPD is currently investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact CUPD at (303) 492-6666. If you wish to share information anonymously, information on contacting Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers is available at

This message is being sent pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), a federal law that requires disclosure of major crime and policy information. For more information on the Clery Act and CU Boulder’s policies, please see

For free and confidential support please contact CU Boulder’s Office of Victim Assistance (OVA), 303-492-8855. OVA is a resource for those impacted as well as for those supporting impacted people.

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Campus map showing the location of the alleged incident.