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University of Maryland student charged with assault

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Published on: Monday, April 01, 2013

By Jim Davis

A University of Maryland student faces assault charges in connection to an attack on a fellow student.

Police arrested Arasp Biparva, 21, who admitted his involvement in the altercation and has been charged with first- and second-degree assault.

Preliminary investigation indicated the victim was leaving a bar when a fight occurred around 2 a.m. March 27 at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Knox Road, said Cpl. Larry Johnson, Prince George’s County Police Department spokesman.

According to Johnson, patrol officers responded for a fight in progress. Upon arrival, police officers and paramedics found an unconscious man suffering a head injury. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“On an average, our ambulance and medic unit responds to two assaults every Friday and Saturday night along Baltimore Avenue in College Park,” said Volunteer Fire Chief William Corrigan of the College Park Volunteer Fire Department.

Police officers said most of the assaults are minor in nature, such as someone may get punched in the face or pushed onto the sidewalk. Many of the assaults occur near the Baltimore Avenue and Knox Road intersection, where several bars are located.

Prince George’s County and University of Maryland police departments have increased patrols along Baltimore Avenue in an effort to reduce the frequency of assaults.

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