UMPD responds to report of women being grabbed

Three women were grabbed and slapped on the buttocks by two men near the Knoll area Tuesday night.

A Minneapolis Police officer patrols Dinkytown on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

Jack Rodgers

A Minneapolis Police officer patrols Dinkytown on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

Imani Cruzen

The University of Minnesota Police Department responded to a report of three female victims being grabbed by two men near the Knoll area Tuesday night, according to a campuswide email.

Just before 10 p.m., two men reportedly made comments to the victims before grabbing their arms and slapping their buttocks multiple times at a bus stop on the southwest corner of University Ave. SE. and Pleasant St. SE., according to the email. The victims included one University student and two former students.

The suspects were then seen leaving the area and boarding an eastbound Campus Connector bus. They were later seen standing at the Green Line East Bank Station.

UMPD is currently investigating the crime, which is not believed to be connected to other crimes in the area. The police urge anybody with information to call 612-624-2677.

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.