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Police searching for man who assaulted student

Posted at 3:29 PM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 18:44:13-04
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The University of Arizona Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating an assault suspect.
 
Sgt. Filbert P Barrera, spokesperson with UAPD says that on March 18, an assault was reported to UAPD.
 
At 7:20 pm, a female UA student was walking west in the traffic circle at East Lowell Street and North Santa Rita Ave.
 
The UA student heard footsteps rapidly approaching from behind and an unknown man grabbed her right forearm, said Barrera. The man pulled her arm towards his open mouth as if he was going to bite her arm.
 
The student was able to pull away from the man and he ran away screaming towards the south between Campus Health and the 6th Street Garage.
 
The student was not injured during the incident, said Barrera.
 
The suspect is described as a Caucasian, about 45-years-old, 6-feet tall, black and gray hair, unshaven, and a medium build. He was wearing a red long sleeved shirt with white lettering on the chest, blue jeans and he had a dirty appearance.
 
If you have any information about this case or the possible identity of the man, please call 9-1-1, UAPD Tips line at 621-8477 (TIPS) or 88-CRIME.