Police: ‘Aggressive’ coyote attacks person on Rutgers campus

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An “aggressive” coyote bit a person on Livingston Campus at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

The Rutgers Police Department says that the attack happened around 4 a.m. Thursday near the Rutgers Preserve. The victim told police that he was walking on the footpath of Avenue E near Hospital Road when the coyote ran out of the trees and bit him. He was treated and released from the local hospital.

Rutgers police say that patrols were increased in the area as a precaution. The Rutgers Preserve will be closed until further notice.

 
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Police are reminding students and staff that they should avoid contact with wild or stray animals, and to never remove the animals from the wildlife area. Anyone who is bitten or scratched by a wild animal should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Anyone who sees the coyote or any other aggressive animal should contact the Rutgers Police Department at 732-932-7211. Police will also escort any student or staff who feels unsafe. 

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