Who punched Emily Rand? 19-year-old lies unconscious after fight near Rutgers
NEW BRUNSWICK - A South Amboy woman who was punched and fell to the ground during a party near Rutgers University last weekend remains unconscious, and her assailant is still unidentified.
News 12 New Jersey reported 19-year-old Emily Rand got into a fight with a man on Hamilton Street in New Brunswick early Saturday morning. In a Snapchat video, Rand appears to throw the first punch. A man then slugged her, knocking Rand to the ground, according to the report. The video shows Rand not moving and the man running away.
Rutgers University spokesman E.J. Miranda said Rand is not a university student.
Her aunt, Debbie O'Connor, in a Facebook post wrote that Rand suffered "a concussion, fractured skull, and brain bleeding and is now on ventilator. She is not getting better or responding to treatment" and is hooked to 11 different machines at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, O'Connor wrote.
O'Connor is pleading for information so the man who hit Rand, whose first name she said is Chris, is caught. "Don't let this person get away with it. He was 'man' enough to hit her, he should be man enough to be held accountable," O'Connor wrote.
The suspect is described as having a shorter build and was wearing a gray sweatshirt and a black hat. New Brunswick Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call 732-745-5200.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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