U-M crime alert canceled for reported assault near Nichols Arboretum
A University of Michigan police crime alert stemming from a reported assault early Saturday near the Nichols Arboretum entrance was canceled Monday because the incident occurred in another community, a U-M spokeswoman said.
"During a follow-up interview it was determined that no assault or robbery occurred on or near the U-M campus. The reportee may have been involved in an incident in another town," according to a police alert issued Monday.
According to the initial alert, a University of Michigan student told police he was assaulted early Saturday by five to seven men as he was walking at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Geddes Avenue, near the entrance to the Nichols Arboretum near Oxford Road.
"We've now determined that no such incident took place at that location at all," U-M police spokeswoman Diane Brown said. The incident did not occur in Ann Arbor, but the community where it is now reported to have taken place has not been released.
"It's difficult yet to know what really happened," Brown said, adding that the corresponding police agency would be notified when the location of the incident has been determined.
The student sought medical treatment around 9 p.m. and reported the incident to police.