SAN JOSE - Officials at San Jose State University say they have notified students of an attempted robbery that occurred early Friday morning.
A 21-year-old man told police that four or five men, one of whom brandished a pocketknife, tried to rob him around 1:15 a.m. while he was walking on the SJSU campus, university spokeswoman Pat Harris said Friday.
Harris said that students had been alerted via the Alert-SJSU communications system with text, phone, and email messages about the incident.
The victim, who is not an SJSU student, said he fought the men off and got away, but today university officials warned students to take precautions.
"University police will do all they can to patrol, but we also need our students to help by securing their own possible safety as much as possible," Harris said.
Harris advised students to walk with friends, keep valuables out of site, and mentioned the SJSU Evening Escort Program and the Evening Shuttle, which were created to provide on-foot or in-vehicle accompaniment to faculty, staff and students who are concerned about their safety when traveling around or on the campus.