ASU police searching for 4 suspects after assault on student

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

ASU police are searching for four suspects who they say assaulted a student and robbed him at gunpoint early Sunday morning.

According to ASU police, four male suspects entered the Hassayampa B wing dorm just before 1 a.m. and assaulted a male student with a small baseball bat and robbed him using an air-soft pistol.

ASU PD said one suspect has been identified as Orlando Higginbottom. All four suspects are on the loose and are being sought by police.

"I was just kinda shocked, didn't know what happened,” said Von Brady, who says he’s the victim’s roommate. "I walked in and there were cops outside my room so it's just like, I was surprised. It's just scary, a bad situation," says Brady.  

He says he was a bit shaken but relieved when he found out his roommate would be OK.

"I was just thinking like is he alright, I just want to make sure he's safe as long as he's not like messed up like physically and mentally," Brady said.

The suspects are described as black males in their 20s ranging in height from 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet 2 inches. They were all wearing dark hoodies and masks.

Students here on campus, say news like this leaves them walking around with an uneasy feeling.

"I think it's terrifying and terrible and I hope they find them,” said ASU student Samantha Hadley.

"There's [sic] messed up people in the world and people are gonna do whatever they wanna do, you just gotta kinda watch your back," said ASU student Brady Schwartz.

"It terrifies me personally because I'm a girl and to know that four guys just kinda walked in and they can do that, like you think it could never happen and then it does and it's like, woooh, eye-opening," said ASU student Olivia Pennington.

"To have it happen so close, it's very unnerving,” says Hadley. 

ASU Police says this is an isolated incident, but haven't told us what the motive was.  

Anyone with information is urged to call ASU police at 480-965-3456.

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