Police: Pipe Attack Lands Temple Student in the Hospital

Officials are investigating the incident, which reportedly occurred a block from campus last week.


12th and Oxford streets via Google Maps

Police say a group of teens beat a Temple University student with a pipe last week.

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According to officials, the teens surrounded Eli Glovas-Kurtz around 8:30 p.m. on November 7th near 12th and Oxford streets, just one block from campus. Glovas-Kurtz told CBS3 that one teen punched him in the back of the head before he was struck at least three times in the head with a pipe.

Glovas-Kurtz said the teens didn’t take anything from him, and a nearby security guard saw him and called for help. He was reportedly rushed to the hospital.

Temple spokesman Brandon Lausch said police are investigating the attack and close to identifying a suspect. According to CBS3, officials believe the teens also attacked a homeless man near campus about an hour after the incident with Glovas-Kurtz.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or Temple University Police at 215-204-6493.