News in Brief: Woman held at knifepoint Tuesday at

A woman was held at knifepoint Tuesday by two men just one block away from Old Campus, according to a report by the New Haven Independent.

The woman was stopped at the intersection of Temple and Elm streets at 5:30 p.m., and one of the men held out a knife during the robbery, the report said.

Yale students expressed concern that the holdup occurred in daylight in a location near the center of the University.

“It’s not surprising, but it’s scary to think that it happened so close to campus,” Angelina Calderon ’10 said.

William Alexander ’10, a student in Timothy Dwight College, said he passes through that intersection every day. Though he called the incident “unfortunate,” he said he will not be deterred from walking the same route.

The latest reported incident of a student mugging occurred in March, when a freshman was robbed on Dwight Street.

The New Haven Police Department announced in April that overall crime in the city for the first quarter of 2007 had decreased by 6 percent compared to the same period in 2006.

The Yale Police Department and the New Haven Police Department were unavailable for comment Wednesday night.

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