A 19-year-old man was arrested for assaulting a Quinnipiac University student on campus over the weekend.
A Quinnipiac University student told police that she was leaving the athletic center with her teammate on foot around 8 a.m. on Aug. 22. She said New Britain resident Sunday Okoro began “walking shoulder to shoulder with her.”
That’s when she told police Okoro “grabbed her wrist, while attempting to pick her up.” The student dropped to the ground, but police said Okoro “continued to grab her.”
However, the student was able to get away from the athletic center and Okoro. She then informed police, who took Okoro into custody while trying to climb a basketball.
Police determined that Okoro was working for Slyacusa Moving Company and doing work at Quinnipiac University.
"The university would like to recognize the swift response of the university's Public Safety Department, which resulted in the suspect being subdued shortly after the incident occurred and held until the Hamden Police Department arrived to arrest him," Vice President for Public Affairs Lynn Bushnell said in a statement on Sunday.
No one was seriously injured during the assault, according to Quinnipiac University officials.
Okoro was charged with second-degree Unlawful Restraint, third-Degree Assault and Breach of Peace. He is being held on $2,500 bond.
Okoro is expected to be arraigned at Meriden Superior Court on Sept. 3.
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