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University of Montana student athletes under investigation in downtown assault

Posted at 3:02 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:02:04-04

MISSOULA – Missoula police are investigating an alleged assault that occurred outside of a downtown bar early Saturday morning involving two University of Montana student athletes.

Police were dispatched to the bar on Front Street around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

According to Sgt. Travis Welsh, the call was for two males that were assaulted outside of the bar by two other males that were identified as Griz athletes.

The two victims were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and their status is unknown.

“We are aware there was an incident downtown involving student athletes over the weekend,” said University of Montana Athletic Director Kent Haslam. “Law enforcement is investigating and when we understand more we will process this through the student athlete code of conduct.”

It will be up to the Missoula County Attorney’s Office to file charges against the athletes.

Reporting by Connor McCauley for MTN News