A University student was tackled in an attempted robbery Thursday night just east of Northrop Plaza.
Kaitlin Lalmond, a piano performance junior was walking through Lilly Plaza at around 9:15 p.m. with a friend when her friend noticed a strange man rushing toward her.
The unidentified man slammed into her from behind and tried to strip her phone from her hand. His grab missed and knocked Lalmond to the ground.
She said the man wrestled for the phone but couldn’t take it. In the scuffle, the phone was thrown from the pair.
The suspect then ran off to the north. Lalmond briefly chased after him, thinking he had taken her phone.
Lalmond wasn’t injured, she recovered her phone and nothing else of hers was taken. The University of Minnesota Police Department is currently investigating the case.