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Police: Female student sexually assaulted near NC State campus

Posted November 14, 2015 3:43 a.m. EST
Updated November 14, 2015 7:59 a.m. EST

— North Carolina State University police sent a crime alert to students early Saturday after a female student was sexually assaulted outside a residence near campus.

According to N.C. State police, the assault happened just before midnight in the 3900 block of Greenleaf Street, which is off Gorman Street near the university's McKimmon Center.

A female student told Raleigh police that a man wearing a ski mask emerged from some bushes and assaulted her as she left a home. It's unclear if a weapon was used in the assault, and the suspect, who was described as about 6 feet tall, left the area on foot and went toward Gorman Street, police said.

No other information about the assault has been released. An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-829-1911.

N.C. State police sent the following safety reminders in its alert to students:

  • If you feel unsafe in any situation, trust your instinct and contact University Police immediately.
  • Alcohol and drugs are often used by assailants to make someone vulnerable to sexual assault.
  • Be alert to people who pressure you or others to use a drug or consume alcohol. Drinks should not be consumed if they are not from a trusted source or have been left unattended.
  • Be an active bystander; don’t just standby, stand up and do something. If you see someone in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation, please contact University Police.
  • Report suspicious activities or crimes on campus by calling 911 or 919-515-3000.