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.