Community attends forum after assault
Student: ‘We should all come together’
More than 100 Villanova University faculty and staff attended a forum Thursday evening to discuss a reported incident in the SEPTA tunnel near campus.
Radnor police are investigating a claim that a woman was attacked by supporters of President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 10.
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 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 knocked into her and caused her to fall to the ground. Her head then struck the ground, according to the report.
Radnor police Lt. Andy Block said on Friday that police continue to investigate the incident but no arrests have been made.
“I’m worried,” said Noelle Edwards, 21, a senior from Georgia who was waiting to go into the forum, which was closed to the press. “I’m a little bit scared (by) the outright nature of how people are acting. It happened so close to home. It’s become an everyday occurrence now. It’s a little bit uncomfortable how bold people are, not only was he elected president, they’re taking his actions as their own.”
Maurice Mitchell, 22, a senior from Philadelphia, said about the incident, “I don’t like it. I’m curious to learn if the persons involved will be found...What will happen? It’s been happening since day one after the election. It’s disheartening. They say we live in one nation indivisible (but) we seem so divided on two candidates, two very different platforms. I only hope Trump sees both popu-
Shown is the entrance to the Villanova Universty campus in Radnor.