Philadelphia man, 20, charged for dating violence incident in University of Delaware dorm, police say

NEWARK, DE - FEBRUARY 16: Tom Warnock of Freehold, New Jersey, a junior music eduction major and band member for the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens, warms up before the men's basketball team takes on the Drexel Dragons at the Bob Carpenter Center on Febr

The University of Delaware Police Department has charged a Philadelphia man in connection with a dating violence incident on the campus. 

According to police, the incident occurred Thursday morning in a campus residence hall. 

Police say 20-year-old Sameer Ruffin of Philadelphia is facing several charges, including strangulation, unlawful imprisonment, terroristic threatening and offensive touching. 

Ruffin is not a University of Delaware student, according to officials. 


The victim, who is a university student, was not identified by the institution

She was taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment and has received information about university resources available to her, according to the University of Delaware. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.