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U employee assaulted

By Ana Breton

A U employee was booked into jail Tuesday with the charge of aggravated assault against a fellow employee.

A female employee of the Biomedical Polymers Research Building was taken to the University Hospital after a fellow employee — a man who works at the Huntsman Cancer Institute — reportedly attempted to kidnap her on the terrace of the biomedical building, said Sgt. Bob Garner of the U Police Department.

The woman suffered lacerations to her head after being stricken by the man with a blunt object, Garner said. The woman remained in serious condition Tuesday night, but Garner said she is “out of danger”.

Neither of their names were released because of an ongoing investigation, Garner said. However, Garner said both knew each other and were “acquaintances.”

At around 5 p.m., “The woman was talking to her husband on her cell phone when the line went dead,” Garner said.

The woman’s husband called police, who then tracked the cell phone to the woman’s location at the terrace on the fourth floor of the biomedical building.

The man was taken into custody and booked into Salt Lake County Metro Jail.

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