Suspect arrested in Temple U. professor assault, cops say

A suspect in the assault and robbery of an elderly professor on Temple University's campus was arrested Thursday, police said.

Darryl Moon, 45, of Philadelphia, has been arrested, more than 12 hours after police identified him Wednesday evening as the suspect in the Monday morning attack of an 81-year-old professor at Anderson Hall.

Moon has already served time for a three-to-six-year sentence on robbery in 2008, according to reports. He also reportedly had other prior arrests.

Video surveillance provided police with some visual evidence of the suspect and Moon was identified by city police late Wednesday as the suspect.

The attack occurred at about 11:55 a.m. in what a Temple University described as a faculty member robbed of personal belongings. He was approached from behind and threatened, then punched by the suspect.

The professor suffered cuts on his face and swelling and bleeding on the brain, police told the Inquirer.

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