Attempted Sexual Assault 8/21/2013 SA 13-7-CPM

On August 21, 2013 at approximately 2:00 pm the Tufts University Police received information about an attempted sexual assault that occurred during the overnight hours on Boston Avenue.

The victim, a local resident, reported while walking on Boston Ave near Nick’s Pizza at approximately 4:30 am, a male made rude comments to her. A couple minutes later, just after passing College Avenue the suspect approached her from behind and forced her to the ground while attempting to assault her. The victim fought her attacker, broke free and ran to a nearby relative’s house. Later in the morning, the victim reported the incident to the Medford Police. The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for scratches and abrasions.

The victim described the suspect as:

a light skinned Black or Hispanic male, in his mid-twenties, average height and weight with slanted eyes and a dimple in his chin, wearing jeans and a white T-shirt

PRECAUTIONS

* Report any suspicious person(s) or circumstances to the Tufts Police immediately at 617-627-6911 or x66911 from a campus phone, or call 9-1-1 for local police.

* Walk with others. If you must travel alone at night, utilize the GoSafe Service, which is available sunset to sunrise each day of the week by calling the Tufts Police at 617-627-3030 or x73030 from a campus phone.

* Program the Tufts Police emergency telephone number into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency: 617-627-6911

If you have any information regarding the above incident please contact either the Medford Police at 781-396-1212 or the Tufts Police as soon as possible at 617-627-3030 or x73030 from a campus phone.

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