Arrest made in alleged assault at Fairfield U.
Published 11:03 am, Thursday, February 2, 2017
FAIRFIELD — A 20-year-old Fairfield University student was arrested on a warrant Wednesday and charged in connection with an on-campus fight last November.
Mads G. Rakner turned himself in at police headquarters and was charged with second-degree assault.
According to the report, Rakner allegedly hit an 18-year-old visitor to the campus in the face during a party at one of the college’s town houses. Partygoers told police the victim punched a hole in the wall of the house, and several people put him in a head lock and pushed him out of the house.
At the time of the incident, police said the victim appeared intoxicated and was unable to speak in complete sentences. He said he was at a party and got hit for no reason, then later told police he had been in argument with someone at the party but did not know who that person was.
During a follow-up interview, the victim told police he and a friend went to the Fairfield University campus and went to the party with another friend who is a student at the college.
The police report states that Rakner told police the victim punched him first, and he retaliated.
Rakner, whose only address listed was the North Benson Road campus, was released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on Feb. 7.