May 23, 2019 | 78° F

Rutgers police identifies assault suspect


Rutgers Police named Michael P. Knight, 37, of Newark, New Jersey as the suspect in the aggravated assault of an unidentified University student on May 4. 

Knight attacked the student at nearly 4:00 a.m. on May 4, before running to avoid other pedestrians on the street at the time. 

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Knight was described as being 6-feet, 2-inches, with shoulder-length dreadlocks and several tattoos. including a large "D" on his neck. 

He is being charged wtih aggravated assault, attempted aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, kidnapping and endangering. 

Anyone with information can call Detective Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez at (848) 932-8025 or Detective George Stilwell at (732) 745-8675.

Nikhilesh De

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