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State Police Investigating a suspicious incident that occurred at Hamilton College


The New York State Police, along with the Kirkland Police Department and Hamilton College Campus Safety is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred on August 22, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., on the campus of Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.

An adult non-student female was walking on College Hill Road when she was approached from behind by a white male wearing a COVID mask.  The male threatened the female and demanded she come with him. The female yelled for help, and the suspect ran away as a bystander approached. The female victim was not injured, and no weapon was seen or displayed.

The male suspect is described as a white male in his early ’20s, medium build, approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall, with dark hair and blue eyes.

State Police is asking if anyone was in the area of the “Half Way House,” a stone gazebo on College Hill Road between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. yesterday and may have seen anyone fitting the suspect description to contact State Police Investigators at (315) 366-6000. 

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