Student punched unconscious outside The Palms bar Wednesday morning


The Palms Bar and Grille is located at the corner of Freret and Broadway streets. 

Armando Marin, Online News Editor

A simple battery occurred outside The Palms Bar and Grill at the 900 block of Broadway Street 3:40 a.m. Wednesday. The Tulane community was notified through a Tulane University Police Department crime alert.
According to the crime alert, two Hispanic or white males and two black males asked a student for money and then punched him in the head, causing him to lose consciousness. The suspects immediately fled the scene.
The case is currently being investigated by the New Orleans Police Department. NOPD could not be reached for comment by deadline. TUPD would not comment because it was under NOPD’s jurisdiction.
Senior Will Timaeus said that students need to be careful. 
“You can’t be completely wasted on the street,” Timaeus said. “It’s always good to travel with a buddy. You have to have some common sense.”