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Madison police upping patrols on Langdon St. after possible stranger assault

MADISON (WKOW) — Some UW-Madison students are walking home with a little more caution.

The UW Police Department notified them to be careful as Madison police investigate what they say appears to be a stranger assault downtown.

It happened near the intersection of Carroll and Langdon streets, where police are directing more patrol teams.

According to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval’s blog, officers got a call around 3:30 p.m. from people in the area who saw a man dragging a woman toward Lake Mendota.

They then found a 19-year-old with multiple injuries to her face.

Police are saying it appeared to be a random attack.

For UW-Madison student Michael Morin, it’s making him think twice about his safety.

“It’s kinda crazy ’cause I live right there so hearing that something like that happening this close,” Morin said. “Like especially at Langdon, that’s just not something normal, I don’t know it’s a little scary.”

UW police are asking students to keep an eye out for any “Illegal, disrespectful or inappropriate” actions.

If you’re a bystander, they say step in and do something about it, but if you’re not comfortable don’t hesitate to call 911.

They are still investigating and are asking anyone with information to contact crime stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Francisco Almenara

Reporter, WKOW

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