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Chapel Hill sex assault investigated

Posted February 25, 2009 6:02 p.m. EST

— Police are investigating a sexual assault alleged to have occurred last Thursday night.

A woman told police that she had gotten off a bus in the area of Orange Methodist Church on Martin Luther King Drive near Homestead Road and was walking toward Chapel Ridge Apartments when a man jumped out from behind a trash bin. The man grabbed her from behind, held a knife to her throat and assaulted her, she said.

The man was described as 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and might have been wearing a black wind suit, police said.