On March 16, the University’s Chief of Police, Matthew Rushton, sent an update to the Brandeis community regarding the unknown suspects who were harassing students near campus. 

“Brandeis Police detectives have successfully identified four individuals from Waltham who were involved in recent verbal threats, abuse and physical aggression incidents,” Rushton wrote. “All four have been prohibited from returning to campus.”

His previous email stated that two different cars were reported from these confrontations: a “light-colored Ford Expedition” and a “white sedan.” Rushton conveyed that the white sedan was confirmed to have a Massachusetts license plate. Rushton also stated that the suspect was described by witnesses as a white male, approximately 25-30 years of age, with red hair and a beard. However, Rushton did not provide clarifying characteristics for any other suspects at the time.

In his update, Rushton concluded, “As always, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff remain our top priority.” He told the community that he appreciates its “cooperation and support” and reiterated that anyone with concerns or in need of further assistance should contact him.