Campus police seek library “foot stabber”

Campus police issued a public warning about a man stabbing the feet of patrons at the W.T. Young Library early Monday evening.

According to the UKNOW web site by University of Kentucky Public Relations, the UK police are investigating a fourth degree assault after two such attacks took place Monday at the library, the popular and centrally located study destination for undergraduate students on Hilltop Drive.

The  UKNOW report gave this account:

“At approximately 6:15 p.m. Monday, April 18, UK Police were notified of an incident that occurred in the basement of W.T. Young Library.  Since that time UK Police have learned of a similar incident that took place on the same day and location.  In both incidents the victims reported that the suspect crawled under the study desk and used an unknown object to puncture their feet.”

Police are looking for a suspect who is described as a white male, 5’8″-6’0″, short hair (possible buzz hair cut), wearing a hat and bright orange shorts or shoes.  The suspect was last seen walking toward the vending machines in the library’s basement.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the University of Kentucky Police at (859) 257-1616 or #UKPD (#8573) from any cell phone.

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