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Brown contractor assaulted near Pembroke

Christopher George hospitalized for ‘non-life threatening injuries’ after slashing, robbery

By
Senior Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Two men assaulted and robbed a part-time contractor at the University near the intersection of Prospect and Meeting streets at approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday, according to a campus-wide email from the Department of Public Safety.

Christopher George, the victim, was approached by “two Latino males of medium complexion around 18 years of age,” one of whom was wearing a Halloween skull mask, according to the email. One brandished a knife, and the other demanded George’s cell phone.

The two assailants slashed George’s face with the knife and fled the scene in a dark colored SUV, the Providence Journal reported Monday. George suffered serious injuries on his nose, mouth and the back of his head. He was sent to Rhode Island Hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries,” Turn to 10 reported.

Paul Shanley, deputy chief of police for DPS, declined to comment on the incident because the Providence Police were conducting the investigation. The Providence Police could not be reached for comment by press time.

In a separate incident, Jason Lachapelle, 47, was walking in the Smith Hill neighborhood Sunday afternoon when he was allegedly attacked and robbed by three teenagers wearing ski masks, the Providence Journal reported.

Officers arrested the suspects — Darren Mets, 17; Shemar Cameron, 18; and Luis Guerro, 16 — at around 3 p.m. Sunday.

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