UNIVERSITY CIRCLE, Ohio - A security alert from Case Western Reserve University police has been issued following an incident with a student and another with a staff member.
Police said on Tuesday a student was walking on Martin Luther King Drive when he was approached by two men. Campus police said the student had a bat with him for protection and when he grabbed it, the men ran away.
Also on Tuesday, a university employee reported walking on Cedar Road when two men approached him. The men reportedly knocked him to the ground and stole his wallet and cellphone before running away.
"The district of University Circle is actually statistically the safest place in the city of Cleveland," explained Chris Ronayne, President of University Circle Inc. "Of all the crimes that happen in the city of Cleveland, less than one percent happen here in University Circle, which is a really amazing statistic given the fact that we have over three million visitors a year, be it commuters or be it folks coming into our health care institutions or our arts and cultural institution. So, crime is low in University Circle."
Authorities are investigating the incidents, but no arrests have been made at this time.
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