The University Police Department arrested a homeless woman at the Ivory Tower food court Friday night, after she returned to campus after being barred from GW property in 2009.
UPD officers arrested the woman at 11 p.m., UPD Chief Kevin Hay said. Hay said she was originally barred from campus in 2009 for unlawfully entering campus buildings.
The woman was also arrested Oct. 28, 2010, after she punched a GW staff member who confronted her about bathing in a restroom, Hay said. The woman – identified as C. Edwards in a Metropolitan Police Department report – was arrested by UPD for simple assault.
Hay said Edwards was due in court Friday morning on the assault charges but failed to appear, and that a bench warrant – authorizing officials to arrest an individual and bring him or her to court – was issued.
Hay said UPD officer Benjamin Volpe recognized Edwards in Ivory Tower Friday night and arrested her for unlawful entry. MPD responded to the scene and transported her to the police station for a misdemeanor.