Woman attacked at SIUE, police searching for suspect - KMOV.com

Woman attacked at SIUE, police searching for suspect

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(KMOV.com) – A woman at SIUE reported to police that she was attacked on the bike path at the bridge between SIUE’s Science Building and Fitness Center on Thursday around 8:00 p.m.

The police department has increased their patrols on the bike paths and is urging the SIUE community to take extra safety precautions. "I wouldn't mind seeing more of them (police) if that's the case," said Paul Rodeback, a student."If it's got to be done to protect people and if this is going to happen to people more than just once, they'll definitely have to think about bringing in more police officers."

Police do not believe the victim was a premeditated target and that it was a random act of violence. The SIUE Police Department is investigating the incident and asks anyone with information to contact them at 618-650-3324.

The suspect is described as a male with dark skin, about 6 feet tall, with a large earring in his right ear. He was reported to be wearing a hooded sweatshirt at the time of the attack.

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