Men wanted after striking victim on Ohio University campus with tree branch

Courtesy: Ohio University

ATHENS, OH (WCMH) — University police are looking for two college-aged men who struck a victim with a tree branch while heading into a campus building.

Ohio University officials released a crime alert on Friday, warning those living on or near the Athens campus of the suspects who are still at large.

The victim told police he was entering Biddle Hall from the west side at about 1am when two white men approached him. When he got to the door, one of the men struck him in the head with a tree branch. After a brief fight, the men left the victim with bruising to his head and hand.

Police said one of the suspects was wearing a black jacket. The other was wearing a blue hoodie. Anyone with more information on these suspects is asked to contact Ohio University Police at 740-593-1911. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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