Man arrested by UTPD after assaulting student


UTPD officers arrested a man across from campus on Guadalupe Street on Thursday afternoon after a student reported an assault.

The man was arrested after a student reported the man had been yelling at her on the street while pointing a knife in her direction. UTPD said the incident was not the first time officers had dealt with the individual, but it was the first time the individual had used a weapon.

UTPD spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said the department commends the student for reporting the incident.

“Any time a student feels threatened or observes strange or unusual behavior, the police should be called,” Weldon said.

The man was charged with aggravated assault and if convicted could face two to 20 years in prison.