Purdue University investigates report of sexual assault

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (May 9, 2014)—Purdue University is investigating a report of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on campus early Friday morning.

A student told police she was leaving the Hicks Undergraduate Library in the 400 block of Wood Street when she was shoved and pulled into an alley before being knocked to the ground. She said the man got on top of her but suddenly got up and ran away.

The suspect was described to be dark-skinned and had a ponytail.

Purdue police remind students to not walk alone at night and to travel in well-lit areas. Students can also take advantage of the Student Security Patrol, which provides escorts 24-7 to and from campus buildings. Students in need of an escort can call 765-494-7233.

Anyone with information on the assault is asked to call the Purdue Police Department at 765-494-8221, or the WeTip anonymous hotline, which is used by all Greater Lafayette law enforcement agencies, at 1-800-78CRIME (1-800-782-7463).

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