A search is underway for a man who allegedly tried to sexually assault a woman while she was walking just two blocks away from the police station in University City.
The victim told police she was pulled into a driveway by a man near the intersection of Trinity and Washington in University City.
After he pulled her into the driveway, the suspect ordered the victim to perform a sex act by a man who was armed with a knife.
"It seems very safe... there are a bunch of private neighborhoods around here, so it's very shocking," said Devante Morgan, a Washington University student.
Police said the victim was able to get away, but they are searching for the suspect. The man is described as African-American, in his mid to late 20s and about 5'8" with a slim build. He was wearing a green or blue coat and light colored pants at the time of the incident.
University City Police are working on several leads and ask anyone with information to call them or Crimestoppers.