Breaking News: Student and a visiting friend assaulted in student housing

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At around 3:15 p.m., Oct. 21,  a female student and a visiting male friend were assaulted in in the Quad student housing, according to an email bulletin from UPD.

Police described the suspect as an 18-year old white male with short brown hair, wearing a turquoise blue shirt, blue jeans, and white shoes.

It is unknown of how the suspect entered the student housing.

Police said the suspect knocked on the door and forced his way in when the victims opened the door. He assaulted one of the students and bit the friend.

The male fled the scene after the students fought him off, police said.

UPD Sgt. Robert Derouin said Tuesday that police do not know if the suspect is a student.

If you have any information on the case contact University Police at (760) 750-4567 or the University’s SAFE hotline at 760-750-SAFE.

Reports may be made anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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