The University of St. Thomas Department of Public Safety issued an alert regarding assaults that took place recently just north of the university’s St. Paul campus.

Two male students were walking in an alley near Finn Street, late at night, when they were approached by a group of four to eight unidentified males. One student was knocked to the ground and struck his head; the other student was struck in the face.

More details about the incident, and crime-prevention tips, can be found on the Public Safety Web site. Go here and click on the top alert, titled “Assault between Marshall & Dayton Avenues, near Finn Street.”