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Indecent assault reported at Penn State

Penn State campus police said that an indecent assault was reported on campus Saturday afternoon.

A police report said the alleged assault occurred sometime between 1:45 a.m. and 2 a.m. Saturday in McElwain Hall, a resident hall near Simmons Hall.

The report said the victim, a student, told officials that an unknown male in the south loading dock area of McElwain Hall inappropriately touched them.

The suspect, unknown to the victim, is described as a college-aged white male, five feet, five inches tall, with dark hair and thick eyebrows. The suspect was wearing a dark sweatshirt and dark sweatpants.

Police additionally reported that the suspect might be a “possible threat to the community.”

Officials urge students to avoid traveling alone at night, but if that’s not possible, to use the “buddy system” or Safe Walk service.

Anyone with information is asked to call Penn State police at 863-1111.

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