3 PSU Students Attacked on Schuylkill Campus

The attackers are believed to be from the Philadelphia area

Three Penn State Schuylkill students were seriously injured and another suffered minor injuries following an assault the day after a basketball game, police say.

Julian C. Coutourieri, Michael Williams and Sammuel Haiger were attacked by eight to 10 men and two woman in an off-campus apartment building on the 200-block of Dock Street around 8 p.m. Sunday,  reports the Republican Herald.

The suspects entered the building and made their way to the third-floor apartment where Coutourieri, Williams and Haiger were hanging out and began assaulting them.

The paper reports that the victims were flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where they were treated for, among other things, head injuries and severe bleeding.Two of the men have been released.

Police believe that motivation for the beating may have been revenge over a pickup basketball game. They also think the attackers are from the Philadelphia area.

The Herald reports that the attackers stole electronics before leaving the apartment. They then left in a black SUV or Jeep and a white sedan, Sgt. Robert Phillips tells the Republican Herald.

The suspects will face charges of assault, burglary, robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.
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