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Suspect in custody in attempted assault on campus

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Update Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013: UCLA police report that the suspect has turned himself in. He is not a UCLA student. The investigation is continuing.
 
 
UCLA police are investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred on campus early Friday morning, Oct. 4, outside Rieber residence hall. They are looking for the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured in this police department crime alert.
 
At approximately 2:30 a.m., police said, the male suspect grabbed a female student from behind and attempted to sexually assault her. The suspect was then interrupted by two witnesses and immediately left the area.
 
The suspect is described as light-skinned, between 5'10" and 6'0", 180 to 200 pounds, and between 20 and 25 years old, with short brown hair and a thin mustache. He was last seen wearing a blue tank top, blue jeans and tennis shoes.
 
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident or the suspect to call UCLA detectives at 310-825-9371, reference #13-1706. To report a tip anonymously, please call 310-794-5824.
 
Police also remind members of the campus community to always be aware of their surroundings and avoid walking alone, if possible. Escort services are available on and around campus between dusk and 1 a.m. by calling 310-794-WALK. Other safety tips are available at www.ucpd.ucla.edu.
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