Yale University officials are investigating after a video surfaced showing a man punching a woman in the head.
The woman, identified by the university as Janae L. Cavanaugh, told a campus police officer that the incident happened at the end of October.
“I didn’t see what was going on,” she said in a statement released on Monday.
“But I did hear some of the students yelling, ‘Hey, hey, ho ho,’ and a bunch of screaming.”
“She was very upset,” the university’s chief of police, David Pogue, said in an interview with The Associated Press.
“She was saying, ‘He hit me, he hit me,'” Cavanaugh said.
“He said he had to hit her, he had a gun in his hand.
He grabbed her and threw her on the ground.
He said, ‘You know what, you need to get on the floor.'””
I can’t do anything about it,” she told the officer.
“There was a lot of people watching.”
In the video, Cavanaugh can be heard repeatedly yelling, “Get on the fucking floor!” before he is punched in the face by another man.
She says, “No, no, no.
He punched me.”
The video, which was posted on Facebook, was taken by a bystander who was standing next to the victim.
C Kavanaugh is seen reaching toward the officer’s body to intervene as he is being punched.
A university spokesman said Cavanaugh is being investigated by the office of the president.
The chief of campus police said the university is investigating whether a complaint was filed or filed by Cavanaugh.
“We’re looking into it,” the chief of operations, Kevin Sullivan, told the AP.
“We’re not going to be making any decisions about whether there was a complaint or not.”
Sullivan said that Cavanaugh was not the only victim of the incident.
“As far as we’re aware, there’s at least two other students who were also involved in this,” he said.
The student, identified only as L, told police that she was in her first semester at Yale when the assault occurred.
She told police she was on her way home from the party when a friend of hers stopped her for a cigarette.
C alys was then standing behind her, she said, and he grabbed her by the neck and started hitting her.
“It was like, really bad,” she recalled.
“My heart was racing.”
The woman was able to get away from him, and she later called police.
A witness told police he saw Cavanaugh fall to the ground and he ran over to help her.
She told police the next day that she felt uncomfortable at Yale after the incident, and that she didn’t feel safe going to parties with other students.
She also said she felt intimidated by C Kavanaugh and felt “traumatized by him.”
“I feel like this could have been prevented,” she added.
The university’s vice president of public safety, Daniel Hynes, said Monday that C Kavanaugh was not a member of the Yale University College Republicans and would not be allowed to return to campus.
He declined to comment further.
The video was posted online last week.
It has been viewed more than 1.2 million times.