An unknown male struck two females standing by their vehicle in a Darien High School parking lot at about 12:10 a.m., Wednesday, then fled on foot, Darien police were told.
The two women or girls received minor injuries and were treated at Stamford Hospital.
Two acquaintances of the victims each told an officer that they saw the incident, which police say “appears to be a random and isolated incident.”
Police said that an officer arrived at the scene in “less than 60 seconds but was unable to locate a suspect. […] A thorough search of the area, including the use of a tracking K-9, was conducted, but no suspect was located.”
Police didn’t say where the officer was when the report came in. It takes more than a minute to get across the high school campus, either by foot or car, indicating that the officer was already on school grounds.
The two females were treated at the scene by staff from Darien EMS-Post 53 before being taken to Stamford Hospital.
Although police are asking the public for any information that could lead to identifying the suspect, the Police Department’s announcement is vague about what happened, and ends with the sentence, “As this is an active investigation, no further information will be released at this time.”
Among the pieces of information police can be expected to have in whole or in part at this point, but are not releasing to the public:
1) Were the females women or girls?
2) What were at least four people doing in a Darien High School parking lot at 12:10 a.m.?
3) What did the assaulter say or do before the attack?
4) Was there any interaction at all between the two females and the assaulter before the attack? If so, what was it?
5) What physically happened in the assault? Were the females kicked, slapped, punched, pushed or hurt in some other way?
6) What can be said about the “minor injuries” the two females received? Are they bruised, scratched or cut, for instance? Where on their bodies did they get injured (head, face, torso, arms, legs, feet)?
7) Do police have a credible description, however vague, of the suspect?
Without more information about the incident, it’s impossible to say whether or not any of the answers to these questions would or would not hamper the investigation, which police say is being done by police detectives.
Police are asking that anyone with information about the incident call the Detective Division at 203-662-5310.