Assault with a deadly weapon

Incident description: The suspect walked toward the victims on the sidewalk and mumbled a few words. The victims attempted to leave the location, but the suspect displayed a knife and pointed it in their direction. The suspect then ran westbound toward Vermont Avenue.

Suspect description: Male, Black, 30-40 years old, 6 feet tall, 150 pounds, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

Time & date of incident: 6:01 p.m., Nov. 19, 2020

Location: Off campus in the 2600 block of Ellendale Place.

Suspect vehicle: No vehicle seen.

If you were in the vicinity during the time of this incident, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for your help in identifying the suspect. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact DPS at (213) 740-6000 or the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) at (213) 485-6571. If you are ever in immediate danger, call LAPD at 911 or DPS at (213) 740-4321.

Please note that race, ethnicity, gender and/or religious affiliation are NOT considered the basis for suspicion; only behaviors are considered suspicious.

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