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Posted on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 : 12:01 p.m.

University of Michigan student injured after being hit with beer bottle at The Fifth Quarter in Ann Arbor

By Lee Higgins

A University of Michigan student was injured this morning after a rival fraternity member hit him in the face with a beer bottle at a South Fifth Avenue bar, Ann Arbor police said.

Detectives are investigating the 12:20 a.m. assault at The Fifth Quarter, but no arrests have been made, police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said.

The 18-year-old victim, who had a gash on his face and cut on his arm, was taken by ambulance to the University of Michigan Hospital, police said.

According to police, the victim was at the bar when a rival fraternity member called him a homophobic slur. The victim informed the president of his fraternity, and another rival fraternity member hit him with the bottle and left the bar, police said.

Bar management told police no staff members witnessed the assault, Bush said.

The assailant was described as white, 18 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 150 pounds, police said. He was wearing a white shirt, police said.

Anyone with information can call the police department's tip line at (734) 794-6939.

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to state that the victim is 18 years old. 

Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and e-mail at


Homeland Conspiracy

Fri, Oct 15, 2010 : 6:47 p.m.

Lt. Renee Bush sure has been busy!


Fri, Oct 15, 2010 : 5:33 p.m.

I suppose the victim should just be glad he wasn't knocked unconscious and then set upon as well. I call again for bars especially near campus to be banned. If you wan't to get drunk and stupid do it in the privacy of your own home like the other good drug addicts do.


Fri, Oct 15, 2010 : 1:58 p.m.

In all my days of drinking in seedy establishments, I've NEVER seen anybody get hit with a beer bottle. I thought that was only in the movies..... I've seen a few hill-billy throwdowns, but that's about it.