SAN JOSE -- San Jose State University police confirmed late Wednesday that they arrested a suspect in the brutal on-campus beating of a 22-year-old man on Tuesday.
Officials did not have any further details about the arrest.
The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds after an evening altercation that ended with him having his head repeatedly bashed into a sidewalk around 8:35 p.m. Campus police previously said that the victim was not a student and had no affiliation with the university.
They added that they believed his attacker was walking with the victim in a group through the campus when the altercation occurred on the sidewalk outside the science building on South Fourth Street.
Officers said it did not appear to be a random attack, and believe the victim and attacker know each other.
The two struggled in the grass on the east side of the science building and at some point the victim had his head slammed into the concrete numerous times, causing "multiple injuries to the victim's face," according to an alert the school issued.
On July 18, a man was sitting on a campus lawn when he was reportedly pistol-whipped and robbed by three female assailants at San Jose State, according to campus police.
The man, who police say was not affiliated with the school, was sitting in a lawn area near the Tommie Smith and John Carlos statues when he was approached by three women. The man was hit in the face and had a backpack and laptop computer taken.
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call campus police at 408-924-2222.
Staff writer Mark Gomez contributed to this report. Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.