A Newark man accused of beating and trying to sexually assault a female Rutgers student in New Brunswick last week turned himself in to police on Saturday, authorities said.
Michael P. Knight allegedly followed the woman at about 3:30 a.m. on May 4 to College Avenue near Seminary Place on the New Brunswick campus.
He then hit her on the head, beat her and dragged her to the side of a building where he tried to sexually assault her, investigators said
A group of passersby saw the scuffle and intervened, police said. One chased after Knight, who said he had a gun and threatened to shoot, police said.
The woman was taken to a local hospital where she was treated and released.
Knight, 37, is charged with aggravated assault, attempted aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, kidnapping and endangering, police said.
He is also been charged with terroristic threats after threatening to kill the man who attempted to follow him as he fled the scene of the attack, police said.
He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Police had no information on whether Knight has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.