On March 22, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m., a female student reported to University Police that she was walking behind Wey Hall at around 2:00 a.m. when she was approached by an unknown male who physically assaulted her by pushing her to the ground. The student struck the assailant and then ran away from the area.
The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, 22-25 years old, approximately 6'0 tall, brown shaggy hair down below his ears, having a beard with no mustache, wearing a long-sleeved red plaid shirt, blue skinny jeans, blue or gray shoes, with an unlit cigarette in his mouth.
University Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
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The university is providing resources and support to assist the student who reported this incident, and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.
If you, or someone you know has experienced interpersonal violence, you are not alone and we are here to help. Please visit ipv.appstate.edu for resources available both on and off campus.
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