Cops continue to probe alleged racial incident
Radnor police are continuing to probe the report that a woman was attacked at Villanova University.
Police in Radnor said Monday they are continuing to investigate the report that a woman was attacked at Villanova University by a group of men chanting their support for Donald Trump.
According to campus officials, they received a report that a woman was walking through the SEPTA tunnel between the west campus and the main campus on Nov. 10 when she was approached by a group of white men. The men were said to be running toward her yelling “Trump.” One of the men reportedly knocked into her and caused her to fall to the ground. Her head then struck the ground, according to the report.
Radnor police on Monday would only describe the situation as “an ongoing investigation.” Neither campus officials nor police had information about the woman’s condition.
Following the report of the attack, Villanova officials sent out a campus-wide letter condemning the incident and referred to the conduct as “deplorable.”
“Upon learning of the incident last night, Public Safety launched an immediate investigation and contacted Radnor police. The university finds this conduct deplorable and considers this racist behavior that runs completely counter to our values. Actions such as this will simply not be tolerated at Villanova. Those found responsible for such reprehensible behavior will face serious consequences for their actions and will be disciplined appropriately. The safety and security of our
students is always our primary concern. It is at times like this when we must come together in solidarity as a community against such actions,” the letter read in part.
At the same time, a letter also was sent out from Peter Donohue, president of Villanova University, condemning anyone using the nation’s political process to intimidate others.
“Over the past few days, I have been deeply disturbed by several reports of members of our community using our nation’s political process as a justification for behaviors and language aimed to intimidate or humiliate other people. This type of behavior is not acceptable and will not be tolerated at Villanova. Anyone found to have engaged in such behavior will face serious consequences,” Donohue’s letter states in part.