Police investigating two assaults near University of Michigan

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WILX) -- Officials in Ann Arbor are urging people to be aware of their surroundings after two students were attacked Saturday night by a stranger near the campus of the University of Michigan.

The first assault happened just before 9 p.m. at the Starbucks located in the 200 block of State Street. Police said a man entered the shop, approached a student who was sitting and struck them in the back of their head with a chair.

Less than two hours later, police said a man approached a woman who was walking through West Park and began punching her several times.

Both of these encounters were unprovoked and neither victim knew the man who assaulted them, police said.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ann Arbor Division of Public Safety and Securty at 734-763-1131 or the Ann Arbor police at 734-794-6939.