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Police In Search Of Man Involved In Attempted Sexual Assault On East Foster Avenue

State College Police are currently in pursuit of a male suspect who attempted to sexually assault a woman after grabbing her on the sidewalk.

The attempted assault look place early Saturday morning on the 700 block of East Foster Ave. when a thin, black male walking westbound bumped into a college-aged female walking the other direction. He then reportedly grabbed her arms and tried to sexually assault her on the sidewalk.

According to a police media release, the suspect stopped assaulting the victim after “someone from a nearby building opened a door.” The suspect fled and was last seen running towards the downtown area.

The suspect is described as a black, college-aged male. He is described as skinny and is approximately 5-foot-9 with no facial hair and a thin face. He was reported as wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in connection with the incident or the suspect is urged to contact the State College Police Department at (814)-234-7150 or by e-mail at [email protected] Anonymous tips can also be submitted through their website.

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Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

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