Boston University police Sunday were searching for an unknown male suspect they believe broke into a female student’s room and sexually assaulted her.
A woman on campus reported a man entered her student housing residence on Harry Agganis Way some time after 2 a.m. Sunday morning, attacked her, then fled the area, according to a community alert from the school’s police department.
The suspect was described as a white man standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches, of medium build with brown hair and wearing a dark colored button-down long-sleeve shirt and down vest.
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“Students are reminded to secure their residence at all times, and report any suspicious activity to the BU Police,” the alert reads.
Police asked anyone with information to call 617-353-2110 or use an anonymous text service by texting BU, then a tip to 847411.
BU students received an alert message at 12:59 p.m. Sunday, student newspaper The Daily Free Press reported.