A group of young males ambushed, assaulted and robbed a University of Minnesota student on campus early Sunday, school officials said.

The student was and pushed to the ground by eight to 10 males about 1:50 a.m. near Ferguson Hall on the West Bank, according to a campuswide alert from university police. No arrests have been announced. They stole a backpack and left the victim with minor injuries. Nothing indicated that the suspects, believed to be in their teens and early 20s, were armed, police added.

Anyone with information is asked to call university police at 612-624-COPS (2677).

Paul Walsh