Police investigate attacks on 2 UMSL students - KMOV.com

Police investigate attacks on 2 UMSL students

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Police are investigating whether attacks on two female University of Missouri-St. Louis students this week are related.

University spokesman Bob Samples said Friday one student was accosted Tuesday in a campus restroom. Another student was sexually assaulted Thursday night behind a home in the neighboring village of Bel-Nor.

Police in Bel-Nor have arrested a suspect. They're working with campus police to determine if the cases are related.

In Tuesday's incident, a man entered the restroom, pushed the student and drew a knife. He fled when another person entered the restroom.

Both attackers were described as being in their 30s.

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