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.
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