Police investigate report of assault on campus

May 19, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State University Police are investigating an incident of harassment/simple assault that occurred between 1:15 and 2 a.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Business Building.

An unknown male followed the victim from the area of the HUB-Robeson Center to the Business Building where he grabbed her by the hair from behind. The victim managed to fight off the suspect and run to safety. The suspect is described as a white male, between 25 to 30 years of age, with no facial hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Anyone with information can contact University Police at 814-863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org. Anyone providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of as much as $1,000 from Centre County CrimeStoppers.

Anonymous tips can be submitted at http://www.police.psu.edu/psu-police/report-crime.cfm

University Police reminds the campus community to:

-- Report all suspicious persons, vehicles and activities to University Police immediately at 3-1111, 911 or directly by using an emergency phone.

-- Avoid traveling alone at night. Walk with a friend or use the Safe Walk Service at 814-865-WALK (9255).

-- If you feel you are being followed, cross the street, yell, run and look for a well lit area or occupied building.

Last Updated May 19, 2014