This story was updated Sept. 11 at 12:16 p.m. to clarify the time that the aggravated assault occurred.
A Texas A&M University-San Antonio student said he was assaulted by three masked men and a female in their remote student quarters at the Holiday Inn & Express Suites at Brooks City Base around midnight on Sept. 7.
The hotel, located at 8222 City Base Landing, has partly served as overflow student housing since fall 2021.
The University Police Department received notice that an aggravated assault occurred around 12:45 a.m. and notified the TAMUSA community through a mass email later that morning.
According to a report from the San Antonio Police Department, the student stated he was supposed to meet with the female suspect at his hotel room. When the female suspect arrived and knocked on the door, the student recognized her and opened the door to let her in. Once opened, three masked men ran into the student’s hotel room and started punching him.
One of the male suspects threw powder in the student’s face and attempted to spray him with Raid insecticide.
The student began to fight back and led the assailants out of his room. They continued fighting in the hallway where the student said he was struck multiple times with a fire extinguisher.
The student eventually fell to the floor and the four suspects fled the location in an unknown direction.
The report said the suspects were seen wearing blue masks and all black clothing.
In an email to The Mesquite, Sam Boykin, senior communications manager for the university, said the student victim declined medical assistance on site and was not transported from the hotel.
Boykin said A&M-San Antonio is working in collaboration with the SAPD to support their efforts in the investigation.
“We have no additional information to share.”
The motive for the crime is still unknown at this time.
To provide any information about this case, contact the SAPD at 210-207-7273 and refer to SAPD Case #23200220.
Amber Esparza contributed to this story.