Police ID vehicles driven by FPU assault suspects

  • This vehicle allegedly left the scene of an assault at Franklin Pierce University Saturday night. Courtesy photo

  • The Rindge Police Department and New Hampshire State Police are looking for the drivers of two vehicles, including this pickup truck, which left the scene of an assault at Franklin Pierce University Saturday night. Courtesy photo—

Published: 12/6/2018 4:47:54 PM

The Rindge Police Department and New Hampshire State Police have identified vehicles allegedly driven by the perpetrators of an assault at Franklin Pierce University Saturday night that left the victim in critical condition with a fractured skull. 

Police are looking for assistance locating “the suspect and his friends,” who were seen driving from the scene at FPU in a light-colored Dodge pickup truck set up for a plow and a light blue older model Honda CRV or Toyota Rav4. Police say the suspect is likely from Rindge or a surrounding town. 

Any information can be forwarded to Sgt. Shawn Skahan, NH State Police, Troop C at 223-8729, or Detective Rachel Malynowski, Rindge Police Department at 899-5009, ext. 15.

Rindge police confirmed Tuesday that the Franklin Pierce University student assaulted on campus over the weekend suffered a fractured skull.

Detective Rachel Malynowski said Rindge police are looking at pursuing a first degree assault charge “at a minimum” based on the “readily apparent state” of the injuries sustained by the 22-year-old student.

“There is a potential to upgrade the charge further through the investigation,” Malynowski said. “… there is an apparent primary aggressor that we will focus our attention on.”

Police were called to Franklin Pierce University’s Lakeview Townhouses on Saturday around 1:17 a.m. for the report of an unconscious male student. Malynowski said the assault took place outside near the townhouses.

The student was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he is currently listed in critical condition.

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