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Police investigating sexual assault on campus

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UCLA police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred on campus early Friday morning, Jan. 27, at the top of Saxon steps, according to a crime alert issued by the police department.

At approximately 2:20 a.m., police said, a male suspect called out to a female student climbing the steps in the northwest part of campus and, after a brief conversation, sexually assaulted her. The victim was then able to get away and call police, who arrived after the man had fled the scene.

The male suspect is described as white, 6 feet tall and 150 pounds, and approximately 21 years old, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing shorts and a white T-shirt.
 
It is unclear whether the victim knew her attacker.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 310-825-1491.
 
They also reminded 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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