Police investigating possible sexual assault at Purdue

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Purdue University police are looking into a possible sexual assault that was reported early Friday morning on Purdue’s campus.

According to 24-Hour News 8’s sister station, WLFI, Purdue police received a call around 3 a.m.

According to officers, a student said she had left Hicks Undergraduate Library and was walking in the 400 block of Wood Street when she was shoved, pulled into an alley and knocked to the ground. The victim told police the man briefly got on top of her before suddenly getting up and running away.

The person of interest was described as dark-skinned, with a ponytail. He was last seen wearing dark clothing.

Officers said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the assault is asked to call the Purdue Police Department at (765) 494-8221 or the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME.

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