Campus on Edge After Miami-Dade College Professor Attacked

The alleged attack on Professor Marc Magellan happened April 15 in the south parking lot of the school’s Kendall campus on SW 104th Street.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014  |  Updated 8:58 AM EDT
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A professor is bruised and bandanged after being attacked at the Miami-Dade College Kendall campus. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola has the story.

A professor is bruised and bandanged after being attacked at the Miami-Dade College Kendall campus. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola has the story.

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A Miami-Dade College professor said he was left bruised and beaten after being attacked last week in broad daylight.

The alleged attack on Professor Marc Magellan happened April 15 in the south parking lot of the school’s Kendall campus on SW 104th Street.

According to the professor, he was walking to his car around 6 p.m. when a stranger yelled out “Professor Marc” and when he acknowledged the person; he said he was hit in the face and beaten.

Professor Magellan said in a statement to NBC6 that the “altercation happened in about 3 waves which consisted of me absorbing blows to the head and face while attempting to get away and block said blows.”

Magellan said he escaped the attack once, but when he was escaping a second time the criminal managed to get on top of him and hit the professor seven or eight times before stopping and running off.

The professor said he chased the attacker and yelling out for assistance, but the man got into a blue sports car and sped off before anyone could get a license tag.

"Someone must have had a grudge," Magellan said. "There was no attempted robbery, so it wasn't like someone wanted to take my car or my wallet or anything like that."

Miami-Dade Police said Magellan was taken to Baptist Hospital and the professor told NBC6 that he has wounds to his head, face, arms, knees, and feet. He also said he has a broken nose, broken hand, and still is waiting for a diagnosis on his jaw.

If you have any information about the crime should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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