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Archive for Friday, October 3, 2003

KU female student fends off knife-wielding, masked attacker on west campus

October 3, 2003

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A man wearing a ski mask and holding a knife grabbed a female Kansas University student early Friday morning at the Lied Center parking lot on KU's west campus, police said.

The woman, a resident of Ellsworth Hall, was able to pull away -- apparently because another vehicle drove by, police said.

The assault happened about 12:45 a.m. on the east edge of the parking lot near the bridge that crosses Iowa Street, said KU Police Maj. Chris Keary.

Keary described the attacker as about 6-feet-tall with a medium build wearing a dark sweater, blue jeans and a ski mask.

Keary asked anyone who witnessed the incident to call KU police at 864-5900.

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