BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Campus police are investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred early Tuesday morning at Indiana University.
IU Police Department Lt. Craig Monroe tells RTV6 that at roughly 2 a.m., a female student said she was walking up a stairwell that goes over railroad tracks just behind the Kelley School of Business building.
The woman said a man grabbed her by her backpack and pulled her into a nearby wooded area.
She said the man had a pocket knife, and told her if she screamed, he would stab or kill her.
She said the man opened his pants, but then something startled him, scaring him enough to make him run away. The woman was not injured in the exchange, police said.
Police describe the man as white, between 18 and 21 years old, roughly 5 feet 10 inches tall and with a muscular build. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark hoodie.
Lt. Monroe pointed out that it's not unusual for students to be out and about on campus that late (or, technically, that early) because it's finals week on the Bloomington IU campus.
Investigators have not found the man yet.
If you have information on this crime, you’re urged to report it to campus police at (812) 855-4111.
Watch RTV6 and check back here for updates.
Top 6 things to do around Indy this weekend
Check out my pick of the top six things to do around Indy this weekend.
Suspect cashes in victim's winning lotto ticket
Johnson County authorities are searching for the person or people responsible for breaking into a vehicle and stealing a winning lottery…
Hundreds honor mom, sons killed in I-65 crash
Hundreds of members of the Greenwood community gathered to honor the family killed in last week’s crash on Interstate 65.
Mother thankful for breast cancer diagnosis
Not too many people are thankful to learn they have cancer -- but one Indianapolis mother calls her diagnosis a blessing.
Don't fall for Marion County jury duty scam
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office is warning Hoosiers not to fall victim to a jury duty scam.