On Wednesday the University of Delaware Police (UD Police) arrested a 21-year-old man on strangulation and related charges.
Officials said the arrest occurred near the basketball courts close to Sypherd Hall at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 29.
The police were responding to reports of an alleged relationship violence incident. Witnesses at the scene provided a detailed description of a man who was seen striking a woman with his hands and strangling her police said. Following a brief foot pursuit, the police located and arrested a man matching the description provided by bystanders.
The victim, identified as a University of Delaware undergraduate student, was interviewed by UD Police. During the interview, red marks around her neck and scratch marks on her arms were observed according to police.
Based on this evidence and witness testimony, the police charged the arrested individual, Nasir Mohammed, 21, with strangulation, offensive touching, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, and breach of conditions of bond.
Mohammed was arraigned on Monday, October 30, and was transported to Howard Young Correctional Facility after failing to post a $6,800 bond. He has since bonded out.
Police said he is banned from the University of Delaware campus and has been issued a no-contact order with the victim and with University property.