AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) is investigating an alleged assault on a staff member at the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) building.

At 11:45 a.m. Saturday, UTPD responded to a report of an assault in progress at the south plaza of the CPE building.

A UT staff member reported a non-UT affiliate, previously unknown to the victim, walked up to him and began hitting him. The staff member suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment.

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The suspect is in custody for assault. UTPD confirmed at 1:10 p.m. that the suspect is a former UT student.

The UTPD Criminal Investigations Unit is actively investigating this incident. If you have any information, call 512-471-4441 and select extension 9.

Updated at 1:10 p.m. to reflect new ID for suspect. Suspect is a former UT student. Not a current student. At 11:45 a.m., UTPD responded to a report of

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