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No injuries after man pulled out knife during on-campus argument, police say


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A police cruiser sits outside the Central Michigan University Police Department building on Oct. 28. (Melissa Frick | Senior Reporter)

There were no injuries in an aggravated assault incident involving a pocket knife that occurred early Wednesday morning on Central Michigan University's campus, according to university police. 

The incident reportedly took place at approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, outside the Bovee University Center, 103 E. Preston Road, according to a news release issued by CMU Police Department. 

Police said three pedestrians were throwing snowballs at a vehicle, which resulted in the driver of the vehicle confronting the pedestrians with a pocket knife. The driver of the vehicle reportedly left the scene before police arrived. The knife was recovered during the investigation, police said.

The pedestrians, who reported the incident to CMUPD, were identified as two 21-year-old men and a 21-year-old woman.

Lt. Mike Sienkiewicz, of CMUPD, identified the driver of the vehicle as a 27-year-old man. Sienkiewicz did not comment on how police were able to locate and identify the suspect after he left the scene. 

CMUPD sent out a university-wide email notice to CMU staff, faculty and students on Wednesday evening about the incident.

No arrests were made, and the incident has been turned over to the Isabella County Prosecutor's Office for review, police said.  

Police ask anyone to report suspicious activity to CMUPD by calling 989-774-3119.

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