Police arrest Monona man in connection with campus attack

A Monona man has been arrested in connection with the attack of a woman in early October on the University of Wisconsin campus.

Coleman Chung, 30, of Monona was arrested and is currently being held in the Dane County Jail on a federal probation warrant, according to a University of Wisconsin Police Department news release. Charges are pending and UWPD expects to refer charges to the Dane County District Attorney’s Office sometime next week.

Police earlier had said the man has no University of Wisconsin connection.

Police say the attack happened about 1 a.m. on Monday morning, Oct. 2, 2017, the UW student was walking home from College Library when she was approached by an unknown man from behind, according to police. The victim was wearing earbuds and did not hear the suspect approach.

The attacker placed the victim into a headlock and forcefully moved her to a parking lot near the Social Sciences building on Observatory Drive.

The attacker, armed with an edged weapon, struck the victim multiple times – she was eventually able to fight the suspect off and ran away to get help. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

UWPD and Madison police are investigating a possible connection with a similar attack that took place a few days earlier on Sept. 30, 2017, when a man came up behind a woman and grabbed her around the neck, according to Madison police. 

According to a police incident report, the attack happened on N Carroll Street between W Gorham Street and W Johnson Street shortly before 2 a.m. The 24-year-old woman's screams were loud enough that the suspect bolted, police said, and she wasn't hurt and didn't have anything taken from her.  

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