A young man entered a building belonging to the University of Iceland yesterday and harassed students and faculty, RÚV reports. At one point the man entered a classroom as a lecture was about to commence, pulled down his pants and began pleasuring himself to the horrified audience.
The building in question sits at Stakkahlíð and pertains to the educational science department of the University of Iceland. The man entered unseen and began by accosting an unsuspecting student, he then entered the aforementioned classroom where students promptly called the police, and chased the man out of the room. The man then accosted a member of faculty at the building’s offices before being captured by police and transferred to the nearest station. The scene unfolded in about ten to twenty minutes, according to witnesses.
Kolbrún Þorbjörg Pálsdóttir, president of the department of educational sciences, says that students and faculty responded in the best way possible and have been offered psychological first aid by professionals. “The following days will be spent taking care of our people and deciding how we address this matter,” Kolbrún said.