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N.C. Student Reports Assault on Campus

She was able to spray the assailant with pepper spay that contains a red dye.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina State University student reported being grabbed from behind on campus late Thursday, the university said.

In a crime alert e-mail distributed to students, campus police said an unknown assailant grabbed the female student and pushed her into a fence near the coliseum tunnel at the field house.

The student sprayed the assailant with pepper spray which contains a red dye, police said, and ran away through the tunnel toward the coliseum deck toward Dunn Avenue.

Police said he is in his mid-20s to 30s, has a thin/small build and is about 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was wearing a black hoodie over his face, gray sweat pants and dark shoes.

Anyone with information should call the campus police at 919-515-3000.

Police also urge those on campus to call 911 when they see suspicious activity or to report a crime.