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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Crime

Two students assaulted at M.D. Anderson Library


Two students reported being assaulted around 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the M.D. Anderson Library, according to the University of Houston Police Department.

According to a security alert sent to students Thursday, an unknown male approached one victim from behind at 3:30 p.m. and groped her buttocks with both hands. The victim was not physically injured, according to UHPD. The suspect then immediately left the area.

Four minutes later, another student in the library was grabbed around the waist by an unidentified male. The suspect fled when the victim screamed aloud. UHPD did not specify whether the victim was physically injured.

Detectives on the scene were unable to locate the suspect after the incident, and UHPD is currently investigating both cases.

UHPD described the suspect in the first assault as an African-American male with short black hair, between 5 foot 4 inches and 5 foot 6 inches tall. He is suspected to be between 20-25 years old and was wearing a red shirt and khaki shorts. UHPD has not released details about the suspect in the second assault.

According to a report in The Tab, the victim of the first assault was “bleeding from her mouth,” but UHPD reported that victim sustained no physical injuries. The Cougar is working to verify that account.

UHPD has not yet responded to a request for comment.

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