BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A 20 year old male was the victim of aggravated assault at a welcome back barbecue on the Bloomfield College campus on August 31.

Bloomfield police were alerted to the unconscious male while dispersing a crowd at the event. The victim was unknowingly punched by an unknown party. The victim, whose identity is not being released because of patient confidentiality, was treated by Belleville EMS and taken to Mountainside Hospital for observation. 

Witnesses of the incident provided police with a description of a suspect who fled the area. 

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Bloomfield College campus security forwarded a video of the suspect to Bloomfield police where detectives are investigating the incident. 

Related story: Township of Bloomfield and Bloomfield Police Department Announce New ‘Neighborhood Watch 2.0’ Program The voluntary program will compile a list of residential and commercially based surveillance cameras in the township. The objective is to assist police gather information about crimes using private security footage in their investigations.